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What breed is a duck hunting dog?
Dog (Duck Hunt)
|Duck Hunt April 21, 1984
What makes a good duck dog? The Labrador Retriever is considered one of the best choices of dog for duck hunting — and for good reason. With their webbed paws, dense coat, and rudder-like tail, they were made for the water. Labradors are also highly intelligent and easy to train and will respond to commands reliably and consistently.
How much does a good duck dog cost? The price of a new puppy varies quite a bit depending on the breed, the pedigree, and the breeder, but it’s reasonable to expect something in the $1000-$2000 range.
Can any dog be a duck dog? A duck dog is not necessarily a particular breed, but keep in mind that since most duck hunting takes place in the water and it’s usually during the colder months of the year, it is important that a good duck dog be able to handle these conditions. Many dogs have a desire to retrieve and will readily fetch ducks.