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List of Hunting Dog Breeds

This is a list of breeds that are often still used for hunting today. Hunting dogs are categorized into hounds, gun dogs, feists, terriers and curs. They are further broken down into scent, sight and tracking dogs. Some of the breeds have more than one of these talents. A lot also make good pets provided they are well exercised. Some hunting lines are bred and raised to be game dogs.


"This is Xerxes, my Bluetick Coonhound at six months old and Loki, my Cur mix. We were training with a roll cage in my backyard in Covington, Georgia."

Airedale Terrier

Alpine Dachsbracke

American Squirrel Dog (photo needed)

American Blue Gascon Hound

American Water Spaniel

Andalusian Podenco

Atlas Terrier


Barger Stock Feist

Basset Artesian Normand

Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Basset Hound


Beagle Harrier

Bench-legged Feist (photo needed)

Black and Tan Coonhound

Black Forest Hound

Black Mouth Cur

Black Norwegian Elkhound


Blue Lacy

Blue Picardy Spaniel

Bluetick Coonhound

Boykin Spaniel

Bracco Italiano

Braque D'Ariege (photo needed)

Braque D'Auvergne (photo needed)

Braque du Bourbonnais

Braque Dupuy (photo needed)

Braque Saint-Germain (photo needed)

Braques Francaises (photo needed)

Brittany Spaniel

Buckley Mountain Feist

Bull Arab

Cajun Cur

Cajun Squirrel Dog

Camus Cur (photo needed)

Canadian Cur

Carolina Dog

Caravan Hound

Catahoula Cur

Cesky Fousek

Charlie Feist

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Clumber Spaniel

Cretan Hound

Curly-Coated Retriever


Denmark Feist

Deutsch Drahthaar

Deutscher Wachtelhund

Drentse Patrijshond


East Siberian Laika

English Cocker Spaniel

English Coonhound

English Foxhound

English Pointer

English Setter

English Springer Spaniel

Epagneul Francais

Epagneuls Picardies (photo needed)


Field Spaniel

Finnish Hound

Finnish Spitz

Flat-Coated Retriever

Florida / Cracker Cur

Fox Terrier

French Brittany Spaniel

French Spaniel

German Hunt Terrier

German Jagdterrier

German Longhaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Lab

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Lab

Golden Retriever

Gonczy Polski

Gordon Setter

Greenland Dog

Halden Hound

Hellenikos Ichnilatis

Henderson Cur (photo needed)

Hertha Pointer (photo needed)

Ibizan Hound

Irish Red and White Setter

Irish Setter

Irish Water Spaniel

Istrian Coarse-haired Hound (photo needed)

Istrian Shorthaired Hound

Jack Russell Terrier


Karelian Bear Dog

Kemmer Cur (photo needed)

Kemmer Feist

Kemmer Stock Cur

Kemmer Stock Hybrid Squirrel Dog

Kishu Ken


Labrador Retriever

Lakota Mastino

Large Münsterländer

Leopard Cur

Llewellin Setter

Manchester Terrier

Mountain Cur

Mountain View Cur

Mullins Feist

Norwegian Elkhound

Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever

Old Danish Chicken Dog

Original Mountain Cur


Parnell's Carolina Cur

Patterdale Terrier

Pencil-tail Feist (photo needed)

Petit Bleu de Gascogne

Perdiguero de Burgos (photo needed)

Perdiguero Navarro (photo needed)

Plott Hound

Pocket Beagle


Pont-Audemer Spaniel (photo needed)

Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Rabbit Dog (photo needed)

Posavac Hound


Rat Terrier

Redbone Coonhound

Russian Spaniel

Segugio Italiano

Slovakian Hound

Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer

Small Swiss Hound

Small Munsterlander

Southern Blackmouth Cur

Spaniel de Pont-Audemer (photo needed)

Spanish Water Dog

Spinone Italiano

Springer Spaniel


Stephen's Stock Mountain Cur

Stichelhaar (photo needed)

Sussex Spaniel

Swedish Elkhound (also called Jamthund) (photo needed)

Tennessee Treeing Brindle

Thornburg Feist

Treeing Cur

Treeing Farm Shepherd (photo needed)

Treeing Feist

Treeing Tennessee Brindle

Treeing Walker Coonhound




Welsh Corgi

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Terrier

West Siberian Laika

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon




Xerxes, a Bluetick Coonhound at six months old with Loki, a Cur mix treeing a raccoon

Xerxes, a Bluetick Coonhound at six months old with Loki, a Cur mix treeing a raccoon—Loki is in the tree.

Loki, a Cur mix training with a raccoon in a roll cage

"Spirit (left) and Otto (right) on da job at 11 weeks old! Excellent guard pups, hog hunters and herders! They are half Black Mouth Cur and half German Shepherd! Kickin’ butt since 6 weeks old."

Outdoor Training - Dogs


"This is Bonnye Mal (the dog halfway up the tree trunk). She is a 2-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound. Bonnye was adopted from a local animal shelter when she was about 1 year old after her owner failed to claim her. Bonnye is very sweet and very eager to please and loves attention but isn't too clingy. She will test me on occasion but is easily brought under control. She is on a schedule and prefers to stick to it. For example, on daycare days she is up and ready to go at 6:00 a.m. Otherwise she prefers to sleep in. She is great with children and isn't bothered by my cat."

Other dogs in the picture are as follows, "The black-and-white dog leaning on the tree next to Bonnye is 1/2 Great Dane and 1/2 Pit Bull or maybe Boxer. I don't know her name but she is a very cool dog. The 3-legged dog is a Saluki; he was born with a bum leg so the owners had it amputated when he was pup. There is also a German Shepherd, a Chocolate Lab, Black Lab, and several other mixed breeds. It's a great daycare."

"Bonnye (the Treeing Walker Coonhound who is halfway up the tree trunk) may have had some hunting training before we got her. She bays when she gets on a scent and will tree squirrels. In the pictures that were taken at daycare, she has treed Lucky the resident squirrel who lives in the pecan tree at Bonnye's daycare. Bonnye is teaching her friends how to climb a tree. She goes to daycare twice during the week while I work. She also enjoys the local dog park which is full of squirrels. She has a great happy-go-lucky personality and has been a joy since day 1!"

"I watch Cesar Millan every chance I get. His philosophy has worked well for both me and my dog. She is very easy to train even though we are working on a few things. She understands I am the pack leader and so do I—that makes for a healthy and happy relationship. I trust her and she trusts me."

I know that squirrel is up there somewhere!

I know that squirrel is up there somewhere!




Hunting Dogs

Cur Dogs

Feist Types

Game Dogs

Squirrel Dogs

Kemmer Stock Mountain Curs


Understanding Dog Behavior