Tracker dog breeds were mainly used for hunting purposes back in the day. While we don’t need their services nearly as much in the modern age anymore, they are still excellent in terms of security and safety.
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This long-eared breed has gained the nickname ‘Sleuth Hound’, proving they have one of the best sniffers in the biz.
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This big fluffy dog breed is probably the most well-known tracker dog purely because we see them so often. You’ll often see German Shepards in airports or alongside their police partner in the street.
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Stocky, tripping over their ears, and with a drooping face. It may be difficult to see how this short-legged dog could be used for hunting, but they were many a hunters’ preferred helper in the field.
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Initially used for hunting rabbits and hares, this breed has a sharp nose that can pick up scents for miles. They are also very energetic because of this and need lots of exercise and playtime outside to keep them happy.
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This dog enjoys vigorous exercise and even swimming a few laps. It’s safe to say this breed is a true outdoors fan. They can easily pick up hunting commands but struggle to pick up more everyday tricks.
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