Breeding, Bloodlines, and Pedigrees

This category covers breeding, bloodlines, and pedigrees.

  • Mixed Beagles: Beagle/Boxer

    This is my beagle-boxer in the above photo, and he still has a stellar scent when tracking small animals. All I have to do is issue verbal commands, and he'll immediately snap into alert status when looking for small animals to chase. He still has the beagle instinct to hone in on a scent and pursue any small creature relentlessly until capturing it. There is debate over whether or not mixed-bred beagles can make effective hunters, but I'll go out on a limb and say yes. However, it depends...
  • Top 5 Rabbit Dog Breeds

    We know the beagle is the best rabbit dog to have, but what are some other dogs out there that will make some good breeds? In previous articles, I highlighted some other dogs that would make good rabbit dogs, but there are so many other breeds that will aid you on the hunt. If you\'re in the market for a hunting dog, there are other candidates you can choose from. 5. Lurcher The Lurcher is a dog that came from the United Kingdom, but it is a mixed breed that comes in all shapes and sizes....
  • Budget Beagling

    I told a friend that told his father I was going to write an article on running rabbits with beagles and the fathers' response was, "I guess they will let anybody write for them." I am not an expert on the sport, not even a seasoned veteran. Like many of you I am just a 7a-3p 5 days a week guy trying to save a tradition one weekend at a time. We are a dying breed in society with the rise in fuel, vaccines, and dog food making it harder every year for the average Joe to maintain a pack of...
  • Things to Consider When Selecting Future Rabbit Dogs

    When it comes time to acquire a rabbit dog, the selection process can be quite daunting. This is especially true for persons selecting their first dog who might not be familiar with breeders or successful rabbit hunting lines. To eliminate confusion and allow yourself to make the best dog selection possible, there are a few things to consider beforehand. The more prepared you are in advance of a bunch of wiggly pups crawling in your lap, the better off you will be when the time comes to...
  • Dog Profile: The Whippet

    In my last article about great hunting dogs other than beagles, I highlighted some stellar breeds that will aid you on the hunt. But I think the whippet deserves special attention because of its sporting abilities and small size. These dogs are descended from greyhounds and are known as the poor man's racehorse. The name whippet literally means whip it, because of its fast speed. If you're looking for speed and agility, this is a dog to consider. They are primarily sight-hounds, dogs that...
  1. Things to Consider When Selecting Future Rabbit Dogs

    When it comes time to acquire a rabbit dog, the selection process can be quite daunting. This is especially true for persons selecting their first dog who might not be familiar with breeders or successful rabbit hunting lines. To eliminate confusion and allow yourself to make the best dog selection possible, there are a few things to consider beforehand. The more prepared you are in advance of a bunch of wiggly pups crawling in your lap, the better off you will be when the time comes to...
  2. Top 5 Rabbit Dog Breeds

    We know the beagle is the best rabbit dog to have, but what are some other dogs out there that will make some good breeds? In previous articles, I highlighted some other dogs that would make good rabbit dogs, but there are so many other breeds that will aid you on the hunt. If you\'re in the market for a hunting dog, there are other candidates you can choose from. 5. Lurcher The Lurcher is a dog that came from the United Kingdom, but it is a mixed breed that comes in all shapes and sizes....
  3. Budget Beagling

    I told a friend that told his father I was going to write an article on running rabbits with beagles and the fathers' response was, "I guess they will let anybody write for them." I am not an expert on the sport, not even a seasoned veteran. Like many of you I am just a 7a-3p 5 days a week guy trying to save a tradition one weekend at a time. We are a dying breed in society with the rise in fuel, vaccines, and dog food making it harder every year for the average Joe to maintain a pack of...
  4. Dobermans As Rabbit Dogs?

    In 2010, a man from Salem, Oregon was walking his Doberman in a city park and spotted children watching a rabbit frolicking in the grass. Out of spite, the man released his dog to have it tear the animal to shreds in front of frightened children for kicks. As a result, the man was charged with aggravated animal abuse and was barred from entering parks. The man was said to have also taunted children in the parking lot. While this story points to the juvenile and bullying nature of this man,...
  5. Unwanted Dogs

    Many hunters get dogs from breeders with strong bloodlines, but an unwanted dog from pound, for instance, can make a great hunting companion as well. You will come across all types of dogs that end up in the pound, even Beagles and Retrievers. And German Shepherds have been known to be excellent canines for hunting birds. Puppies will end up in the pound, which is perfect if you plant to train them. However, older dogs from the pound will also make good hunting companions, even if they were...
  6. Mixed Beagles: Beagle/Boxer

    This is my beagle-boxer in the above photo, and he still has a stellar scent when tracking small animals. All I have to do is issue verbal commands, and he'll immediately snap into alert status when looking for small animals to chase. He still has the beagle instinct to hone in on a scent and pursue any small creature relentlessly until capturing it. There is debate over whether or not mixed-bred beagles can make effective hunters, but I'll go out on a limb and say yes. However, it depends...
  7. Dog Profile: The Whippet

    In my last article about great hunting dogs other than beagles, I highlighted some stellar breeds that will aid you on the hunt. But I think the whippet deserves special attention because of its sporting abilities and small size. These dogs are descended from greyhounds and are known as the poor man's racehorse. The name whippet literally means whip it, because of its fast speed. If you're looking for speed and agility, this is a dog to consider. They are primarily sight-hounds, dogs that...
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