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what breed of dog would be best for tracking wounded deer and

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what breed of dog would be best for tracking wounded deer and should it be a puppy and where could i get info on how to train it thanks mhj
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 3 years ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. To track you want a scent hound such as a blood hound, fox hound, or beagle. (there are also other breeds of scent hounds). Scent hounds pick up many scents so you are going to need the scent of a deer and train the dog to that. If you go to a field dog /hunting/gun dog shop you can find different types of scents , however training it to find a wounded deer may not be possible , more likely it will find any deer within it's sense of smell, not necessarily a wounded one.

 

as for training you will need to get a couple of books or dvd's to show you how to train for scent and how to weed out other smells, such as human. I would check out all options as it pertains to picking a dog. On one hand if you get a puppy you can train them yourself, on the other hand someone may have a strong scent adult hound for sale and you will know what that dog can do.

 

 

This site offers both dvd and books.

http://www.wildlife.com/Products/BooksandDVD/tabid/92/Default.aspx

 

amazon sells many books on training for scent http://www.amazon.com/Scenting-Wind-Scent-Work-Hunting/dp/0944875521

 

a store like Cabela's sells scents http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/ensemble.jsp?ensembleId=4346&rid=20&WT.srch=1&WT.tsrc=PPC&WT.mc_id=58000000000569336&WT.z_mc_id1=112200425

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