Hound Dog Breeds Page 1
Used for centuries assisting hunters tracking game, hounds are broken down into four major groups based on the way they track their prey–
sight hounds, scent hounds, aboriginal hounds, and “other” hounds, which use a combination of sight, sound and scent.

 

Hound Dog Breeds

Afghan Hound
A very old sight hound dog breed, the typical Afghan hound can be aloof and dignified, but happy and clownish when playing. They are also popular as show dogs.

American Foxhound
Sweet, affectionate, gentle and loving at home, the American Foxhound is also a brave and intense warrior in the hunt. Excellent with children and gets along well with other dogs.

Basenji
Small, unusual, elegant, athletic dogs about the size of a fox terrier, Basenji hounds are very clever, and are known for their ability to climb and can easily get over chain wire fences.

Basset Hound
Naturally well-behaved making him the perfect household pet that is very gentle, sweet, and loving.  Bassett hounds also make good alarm dogs.

Beagle
An all around happy scent dog that makes a wonderful companion for many different families. The Beagle is full of energy and does great in a family environment.

Black & Tan Coonhound
Considered to have the most highly developed sense of smell in the canine world. Highly intelligent, loyal, obedient, and adept at problem solving, the Black and Tan Coonhound is powerful, large, and hard-working.

Bloodhound
The Bloodhound is a very powerful, massive hound.  The Bloodhound is a kind, patient, noble, mild-mannered and lovable dog who is excellent with children.

Borzoi
Easy to groom, tall and aristocratic, the Borzoi is a proud, sweet, and alert sight hound.  Originally named the Russian Wolfhound, the Borzoi is considered a giant breed and is not a breed that will fit into every household.

Dachshund
An all around friendly dog, the Dachshund is very outgoing, and is sure to steal the hearts of everyone he meets. Nowadays he's most commonly seen as a companion rather than a hunter.

English Foxhound
Originally a pack scent hound, the English Foxhound is a very energetic breed and needs plenty of exercise.

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