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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2009, 05:34 AM Thread Starter
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ok i want a basset hound but are the good hunters for rabbit if not what is the best for rabbit

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-16-2009, 03:52 PM
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Beagles is what my uncle always used for rabbits.. I dont know how a basset would do..
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bassets are awsome dogs, but due to there short stubby legs they ar not ideal for chaising down rabbits. beagles are very common for hunting wabit.
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Basset hounds have a nose that's pretty hard to beat, the Basset and the Blood hound both have the Ultimate noses for tracking scents, the other hound that is not only Excellent while on a scent trail but they make for a Top Notch family dog even with small children..
The Harrier Hound loves hunting and thrives on making his master happy & proud but the Harrier also needs to be leashed or fenced in because they scent everything and won't hesitate to track down all the scents they pick up on, they also require some exercise pretty much on a daily basis.
And HuntNH is correct, Beagles also do very well with Rabbit/Hare still a little short legged but they can do the job just as well as the Harrier Hound.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 07:20 AM
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Beagles are the way to go, I have owned several and will always be partial to them. Great pets, Great hunters, Great disposition, Fantastic with kids, Beautiful dogs!!!!
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never owned a hunting dog but my buddy i hunt with had a brown lab that did a awesome job on birds the dog recently passed and hes training a new pup now.beagles are the preferred rabbit dog round here

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Ive rabbit hunted my whole life, all we have ever used is beagles. I got 2 right now that will get after it, rabbit hunting with dogs is a blast its even better when its your dogs out there making it happen!
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well let me ask do they bark all night

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 11:41 AM
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well let me ask do they bark all night
On that I think every individual dog is different.. I could have a great beagle that never barked all night. My neighbor could have one that tried to bark at every little noise in the night.
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ok thanks i guess i get me two beagles

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