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Dogs that cut a dash

At one time the term ‘prey drive’ was mainly reserved for terriers and hounds and only occasionally used by the gundog fraternity. However, in the past 30 or so years, with the rising popularity of hunt-point-retrievers we have seen it used more frequently to describe various continental working breeds, including the working dachshund or teckel.

Hunting styles can be quite different in mainland Europe to what we are traditionally used to here in the UK. Generally speaking, European breeds range further from the Gun or hunter and also tackle different quarry in different ways – driving wild boar or retrieving fox, for example.

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