I've recently found a whole new respect for a little breed of dog that, turns out, is one of the most versatile, courageous hunting dogs around....... The dachshund! You may laugh at that, but read on. The more I learn, the more I'm impressed. Originally bred to hunt badgers, I knew they were potentially fearless, but I had no idea they were currently used to hunt so much. NATC members use them to track wounded deer and other large game, and to hunt groundhog, fox, raccoon, trailing rabbits, flushing birds, retrieving, and even teaming up with falconers to flush small game for the raptors. Not a bad little dog to have around post SHTF.... and they don't eat much. Check out the NATC site HERE. Gotta hand it to the Germans when it comes to dog breeds. They've got the: Rottweiler Doberman Great Dane (most think this is a British breed, but it's German) Dachshund Poodle (Credited to both France and Germany) Shorthair & Wirehair Pointers Weimaraner Boxer There's more, but that's quite an impressive list really.