Best Outdoor Dogs...now what?! Oh yes, you guessed it, dogs at heart, all breeds some hounds, some terriers, and a well-known favorite, the Basset Hound, or "ussy," is at the top of the list. Why, then, is it so often referred to as the "itionally-absent" breed?
It may be because the Basset Hound, being a scent hound, is a dog in nature, a dog that scavenges, marks its territory, uses intensely to flush game, and likes nothing better than to hang out in the open. Oh, and he's as tall as a spitz!
Because these dogs, and many other breeds like it, Tulip, Dachshund, desex, dachshund, and others, mostly live outside, with minimal human or other contact, their only companionship is an occasional listening brief, and come to think of it, so what could be better?
Just what this phrase implies is that the best outdoor dogs are breeds that were traditionally bred to do work, such as hunting, tracking, watchdoging, carrying or just plain utility work such as killing vermin or carting supplies. So yes, there are a few such breeds, although in my terminology, I use "excessive" very loosely in describing them. I use sport dogs that purely existed to hunt or play games, such as retrieving or flyball, for example.
So what are the best outdoor dogs?
Here is my current recommendation, the Redbone Coonhound. Redbones are superb game- and companion- hunters. They are big, with a deep, broad chest, a deep, broad chest, and even deeper set of stomach muscles. They are incredible at retrieving and returning game, including waterfowl. It is the only breed I have ever seen that can throw a realistic sized rabbit out over 40 yards. The problem is, it's extremely intelligent and has a mind of its own.
The Redbone is a large, powerful dog, but its demeanor is just what I would expect from a side-OF-AYear dog, such as a Beagle. The only thing that gives me pause is the history of the Redbone's original use as a exterminator, such as killing rats, rabbits and squirrels. My guess is that when the Redbone was utilized for " Killing" it was because it was such a large, rugged dog with robust bone structure and an extremely high energy level. Proper care of the Redbone was probably not the best idea.
The ideal outdoor dog is still a medium-sized well-built dog with a mind of its own, and a stamina for sustained physical exercise. When we are considering what we want, temperament is of paramount importance, as is health. Please, please do not neglect this article!
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- The Accedience Breed Standard
- The United Kennel Club
- The American Kennel Club
- The Kennel Club
- The Fieldmooney
- American Holistic
- AKC American Kennel Club
- CKC Continental Kennel Club
- NKC National Kennel Club
- FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
- NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
- KCGB Kennel Club of Great Britain
- ANKC Australian National Kennel Club
- ACR American Canine Registry
- Sheepdog Trials
- Traditional Trials
Blue - requires advanced obedience training and advanced gentler commands
Red - requires advanced obedience training and advanced gentler commands
Black - requires basic obedience training and basic gentility commands
TSframe - requires precision timing and an advanced GADget. You must have it on your person at all times.
Buddy Beds - are just what they sound like (brush your dogs teeth) - they are actually foam that fits in the mouth of the dog and cleans teeth and gums. Dogs can have bad breath, mouth odor, tooth decay, periodontal disease, they get carsick and just plain uncomfortable when their teeth are not cleaned.
Dental Stix - are actually just a teeny bit harder toothbrush that fits in the mouth of the dog, and the dog certainly enjoys it. Dogs usually take to it.
There are also extrasuck dog accessories to choose from. Puppy Leashes and Collars have snaps on them to hold leash, harness, collars and vitamins or other grooming supplies. They are also made for various uses such as training, obedience,ankedog breath, and for walks, to name a few.