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Hey i was wondering if anyone has had a bluetick coonhound and if they are good hunting dogs and if they are hard to train. ive looked up information on them and i dont really know if they are good for duck and all kinds of hunting.

any other ideas for dogs that dont shed very bad will be apreciated
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lab the best dog there is EVER!!! Its friendly to everyone, it wouldnt know what to do with itself if it couldnt retireve ducks, can flush any upland game bird u want, hardy, long lasting dog. ohhh and did i mention it can take really cold weather real well. Trust me u wont be disappointed with a labrador retriever sitting next to you in the duck blind, truck or where ever u want him/her.
 

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BLAH labs are overrated! My chessie is all business, no play. I get annoyed by the labs that won't leave you alone.

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lab the best dog there is EVER!!! Its friendly to everyone, it wouldnt know what to do with itself if it couldnt retireve ducks, can flush any upland game bird u want, hardy, long lasting dog. ohhh and did i mention it can take really cold weather real well. Trust me u wont be disappointed with a labrador retriever sitting next to you in the duck blind, truck or where ever u want him/her.
 

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i dont think that labs are overrated sure they are spoken highly of but still i had a lab when i was younger and i loved him more than anything but we moved and got rid of him and they shed and i dont what a dog that sheds at least not massivly
 

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What's the deal with the shedding? That seems to be a major point here so if you are set on getting a dog that dosen't shed much there are only a few (bird dogs) I can think of. American Water Spaniels, Irish Water Spaniels, Boykins similar I think to the American Water Spaniel and Poodles ( the standards were origianlly great hunting dogs). I'm probably missing one but those are the majors and great hunters all, even the poodle if you can find the right one.
 

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notice I have a lab in my sig. I just like to give guys a hard time when they think that labs are the only dogs that will hunt ducks. Ask fishnranger, he hunts with me, don't count out the chessies!
 

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the deal with the shedding is i live with my parents because im only 15 and my mom refuses to clean all the hair up so if there is a lab out there that doesnt shed im on it but untill then the dog cant shed i have no choice
if it were up to me id get a lab my dad wants one but not the mother
 

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I'd think about a gsp or a wirehair, I don't think they shed too much, maybe you can find a good hybred like a poodlepointer or something like that for cheaper though, a shorthaired bird dog mixed with a lab, you see them all the time for cheap or free. labs are not the greatest dog's ever, by far, they are the most overbred dogs ever. everybody I know has a lab and when we go hunting we always take my chessy. not their labs.
 

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a shorthaired bird dog mixed with a lab, you see them all the time for cheap or free.
Theres a reason u see them all the time for free or cheap cuz they are worthless in the field. The have niether a good point or a strong retrieve. Stay away from a mix.

I know some shorthaired dogs will hit ice cold water like a chessie, but there are many others that won't
A GSP will not be able to take the cold most of those dogs are shivering cold after 15 mins of sitting still in 30°-35°. Go with a GWHP if u want a pointer/retriever. Caution: When out hunting ive seen one drown, if this is the route ur going get a float vest. As far as shedding i dont think that they shed that much.

BLAH labs are overrated! My chessie is all business, no play. I get annoyed by the labs that won't leave you alone.
Ill admit chessies are probably better duck dogs, but who couldnt fall in love with a lab? besides if lab werent all playful u'd think something was wrong with it.

All in all every dog sheds, just tell them to get use it.

1. GSP - Best Upland Dog
2. GWHP - A Little Bit Of Both (it will have a strong retrieve or a stong point, but does both)
3. Lab - Most Friendly, All It Wants Is To Please (This is prolly your best bet)
4. Chessie - Strong Hunter, Can Take Anything (These dogs are not small, they are larger then a lab)
 
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