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I have a 1 year old Husky that LOVES to go afield with me and my lab, and she has a nose on her like a ****-hound and the energy of a GSP, but i am afraid of taking her out hunting with me this following year (pheasants) due to her nature of wanting to "eat" what she finds lol. any ideas on breaking that or is just a bad idea from the get-go?
 

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I had a friend with Irish Wolfhounds who always had one that could hunt pheasant. One of them even retrieved and held its own with the retrievers and pointers in the group.
 

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Thats very interesting. Yea i hope my Husky can come hunting with us sometime this year!! it would be very fun to see her work with the other dogs!
 

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We have a basset hound that likes to go pheasant hunting with me and our lab. She has a pretty good nose and has flushed up quite a few pheasants. She doesn't retrieve them though. I have gotten some funny looks from other hunters when they see her working the field. She has way more energy than I thought she would. Rabbits do cause a bit of a distraction for her when we are pheasant hunting!
 

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I had a Rottie that also loved to go out in the field, with the same issue. We force fetched her, and she was able to return bird uneaten, they were still a bit tenderized, Rotties have a pretty hard bite, but it is doable. My uncle's dove dog, when I was a kid was a long haired dachshund, she retrieved like a champ, then would come back and standup on her back legs, waiting for you to take the bird. She could sit like that with the bird in her mouth for a very long time, and never fall over.
 

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My Rottweilers had very soft mouths, they would fetch and carry anything for you, except for french fries. Those didn't last very long around them. They would also herd the toddler and cat and kittens for me, trust me, this is not an easy feat! We lived near a sale barn (darn westerly breezes!) and occasionally we would wake up with a couple head of cows in the yard due to escapees. I would let the sale barn know that they were going to be headed back their way and the dogs and I would round them up, the dogs nipping at the cows' heels and ducking the kicks. Rottweilers were known as "the butchers dogs" for a reason. They were guards and herd dogs for the cattle, cart dogs for pulling dog sized wagons, and were often used as game keeper dogs to help protect against poachers.
Dogs that are bred for some type of working ability are all keen on "hunting", either for themselves, or for you with training. An intelligent dog can be trained to do just about anything.
 
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