We love dogs: we love them as pets, and we certainly love them as hunting partners. And while not all breeds can serve terribly well as hunting dogs–if you can’t picture your chihuahua’s prey drive adding too much to your hunting success, then you aren’t alone–many different kinds of dogs can serve as wonderful hunting partners depending on what kind of game you’re pursuing.
1. Labrador Retriever
Most retriever breeds make wonderful water dogs, and the Labrador might just be the “ultimate” waterfowl dog. With bundles of energy, a cold-weather coat meant for long days outdoors and on big ranches, and the willingness to go to any lengths to retrieve your kill, the Labrador retriever is best for duck hunting, but can help you out with any type of small game.