The Basset Hound dog breed is a good trail hound; once it catches an interesting scent, it can cover great distances in a short amount of time. It’s often used to work in packs or alone trailing deer, hare and rabbits. It also hunts fox, opossum and pheasant. Because of its affinity for picking up scents, it’s often hard to gain this breed’s attention when it’s on the trail. However, its mild and well-behaved personality allows it to fit in well on the farm and in the home.
The Beagle dog breed has high energy and great stamina, making it an excellent hunting dog for small game. It also possesses a happy and gentle personality, making it a suitable family pet.
The Anatolian Shepherd dog breed is very loyal, intelligent, alert and easy to train. This breed can work as flock guards, but in this role it should not be a family pet because it will begin to show preference for the family over the animals it is guarding. It also makes a good watchdog. .
Bernese Mountain Dogs enjoy draft work such as cart pulling. They are intelligent and easy to train, making them good choices for dairy cattle drivers or watchdogs.
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is an obedient breed that takes well to training. It works well as a herding dog or flock companion. These dogs love children and are excellent watchdogs who will bark if they hear something out of the ordinary.