I think the best breed of Hunting Dog has got to be the coyote. Their inteligent, resourceful, quick to learn, fast, hardy, agile, and have great stamina. Plus they are probablly the most versatile breed of hunting dog in the world as they will and do hunt almost anything from bears down to berries. They are also very eye appealing and easy to keep cause they will eat anything even ducks. Yep they have to be the best breed around.
Build memories, take a kid out doors and teach them about nature by interacting with it, hunting and fishing.
Learn from the past, don't dwell on it.