In spectacular visual form, here's the evolution of hunting dogs.
HuntingDogUSA.com provided this awesome infographic showing the historical movement from the five breeds in existence at around 4500 BC to today's diverse and highly skilled hunting breeds.
The coolest part, in our opinion, comes towards the end where the infographic depicts specific details for each of the five top breeds, which could be a big help when determining which dog would make the best hunting companion.
Our only beef: The poodle picture with the line drawn through it towards the top. Poodles are actually good hunting dogs, just not when they are busy getting groomed and pampered like most are led to believe.
Check out the infographic, and let it be a guide should you be considering a new hunting dog in the near future.
Infographic via HuntingDogUSA.com