Dogs for Deer Tracking

Peter Cheeseman gives an introduction to dogs for deer tracking, including the history, considerations for choosing the right breed and a brief evaluation of some of the main breeds as tracking dogs and companions. The origin of dogs being used to hunt large game probably stems from around the early 1100’s, when man really started to use dogs’ ability to hunt and find food. However, it wasn’t until sometime in the 1800’s that man decided to breed dogs specifically for the purpose of finding wounded animals by means of tracking. They realised dogs that air scent could quite easily...

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