It looks as if the dog, who was just whirling around, suddenly froze; he looks focused on one spot. Standing by the dog is a phase of hunting. But what is it exactly? Here you can learn more about the special behavior of the quadruped.
Leading the dog is an instinctive behavior that theoretically every dog is capable of. The specific fixation of the prey is actually the beginning of a hunting process before being attacked in the next phases.
Projecting the dog as the beginning of the hunt
When protruding, the wild animal shows up in the dog. The behavior represents the phase of fixation in the hunting sequence: whining, fixing, sneaking, rushing, grasping and killing. Characteristic of the behavior is the complete concentration on the prey animal - the dog seems to be like in another world; only instincts guide him, while he stops, without making a sound, in the movement. Often a leg is held up and bent at this stage. The video shows a female Weimaraner bitch fixing a prey during a walk and showing typical signs of dog projection:
Pointers were important hunting helpers
The protrusion in the dog was to a certain extent an important aid to the hunt for humans. If the hunting dog stays motionless and locates a game, the hunter can prepare his shot. For the hunt, pure pointers were sometimes used, whose tasks were exclusively the locating and fixing of the game. The hunting companies often went with several dogs assigned different duties. Other dogs were then, for example, the tasks of driving or retrieving.
All dogs can show leadership
The hunting instinct is different pronounced in each four-legged, certain fur noses have about a very strong shoot, while others rarely show hunting behavior. In particular, in breeds with hunting instinct, which were bred for the purpose of hunting, including Beagle, English Pointer or Weimaraner, the projection in the wild is more common. Even half-breeds can stand out, even at puppy age, as the Labrador Boxer puppy proves in the video: