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Types of Hound Dogs

Afghan Hound
Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is an aristocrat, his whole appearance one of dignity and aloofness with no trace of plainness or coarseness. He has a straight front, proudly carried head, eyes gazing into the distance as if in memory of ages past.

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Alpine Dachsbracke
Alpine Dachsbracke

Temperament. Intelligent and friendly with a fearless personality. A robust, weather resistant working dog used by the mountain huntsman, the Alpine Dachsbracke is used as a tracking hound for wounded deer and as scenthound for hare and fox.

American English Coonhound
American English Coonhound

American English Coonhound information ... Learn about which human foods are safe for dogs, ... The American English Coonhound has been assigned the Hound Group ...

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American Foxhound
American Foxhound

The American Foxhound is sweet, affectionate, gentle and loving at home, but also a brave and intense warrior in the hunt. They are excellent with children and get along well with other dogs because of their pack-hunting background, but should not be trusted with non-canine pets. Friendliness to strangers varies widely.

Anglo-Franais de Petite Vnerie
Anglo-Franais de Petite Vnerie

Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie History. The Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie has been around since the 16th century. Its name translates as "Anglo-French of Small Hunting." The "small" refers to the game, not the dog. It was developed in France by crossing French and English hounds, including the Harrier, to track small game.

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Ariegeois
Ariegeois

Ariegeois – General Description. The Ariegeois is a breed of dog, specifically a French pack-hunting scenthound developed late in the last century. It is distinguished by its friendly nature with other hounds and affection for human companions.

Artois Hound
Artois Hound

The Artois Hound is a rare French purebred that is medium to large in size. Learn about the Artois Hound Dog Information, Temperament, Care, Grooming, Training, Activity, Feeding, Health Concerns, Average Annual Expenses, Puppy Price, Names & Biting Statistics.

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Austrian Black and Tan Hound
Austrian Black and Tan Hound

The Austrian Black and Tan Hound appears generally to be free of congenital medical problems. It is a strong, healthy dog. There is, as is true of any large, active dog, a certain risk of hip dysplasia, primarily from injury or overuse of the joints, as it is a runner and jumper.

Azawakh
Azawakh

The Azawakh is a sighthound livestock guardian breed of dog from West Africa. It is also used as a hunting dog, though relegated to a secondary function due to the lack of game in the region. With ancient origins, it is raised throughout the Sahelian zone of Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso.

Basenji
Basenji

The Basenji is a breed of hunting dog. It was bred from stock that originated in central Africa. Most of the major kennel clubs in the English-speaking world place the breed in the hound group—more specifically, in the sighthound type.

Basset Artsien Normand
Basset Artsien Normand

Basset Artesian Normand dog breed ... Basset Art sien Normand; ... sometimes in company with larger hounds. When the larger dogs are unable to penetrate the ...

Basset Bleu de Gascogne
Basset Bleu de Gascogne

Today, the Basset Bleu is one of six types of Basset Hound recognised by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale. Recognition and categorisation. The Kennel Club of the UK recognizes the Basset Bleu De Gascogne in the imported breed register and in the Hound Group.

Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Basset Fauve de Bretagne

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne originated in France. The dogs were developed from the Grand Fauve de Bretagne (now extinct) in the 1800s. The dogs were developed from the Grand Fauve de Bretagne (now extinct) in the 1800s.

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Basset Hound
Basset Hound

Right breed for you? Basset Hound information including personality, history, grooming, pictures, videos, and the AKC breed standard.

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Bavarian Mountain Hound
Bavarian Mountain Hound

The Bavarian Mountain Hound (German = "Bayerischer Gebirgsschweißhund") is a breed of dog from Germany. As a scent hound, it has been used in Germany since the early 20th century to trail wounded game.

Beagle
Beagle

Although beagle-type dogs have existed for 2,500 years, the modern breed was developed in Great Britain around the 1830s from several breeds, including the Talbot Hound, the North Country Beagle, the Southern Hound, and possibly the Harrier.

Beagle-Harrier
Beagle-Harrier

A Beagle Harrier is a medium sized scent hound that was developed in France. This dog is often times mistaken as a rather large Beagle or a smaller Harrier. This is due to the fact that the Beagle Harrier also takes the colors of the Beagle or the Harrier.

Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound
Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound

Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound. The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound is an American dog breed and one of four foxhound breeds. In the 18th century it was crossbred with the Bloodhound, and gave rise to the Black and Tan Coonhound. It is also good for fox hunting.

Bloodhound
Bloodhound

The Bloodhound is a large scent hound, originally bred for hunting deer, wild boar, and since the Middle Ages for tracking people. Believed to be descended from hounds once kept at the Abbey of Saint-Hubert, Belgium, it is known to French speakers as the Chien de Saint-Hubert.

Borzoi
Borzoi

As far as is known, the first Borzoi that came to America was brought over from England in 1889 by William Wade of Hulton, Pennsylvania, this hound being purchased from Freeman Lloyd. Share In the past, Borzois would hunt in packs of over a hundred dogs, as many Foxhounds, and as many people to assist.

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Catahoula Cur
Catahoula Cur

The Catahoula Cur is an American dog breed named after Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, United States. Also known as the Catahoula Leopard Dog or Louisiana Catahoula, it became the state dog of Louisiana in 1979.

Chien Franais Tricolore
Chien Franais Tricolore

Chien Francais Tricolore – General Description. The Chien Francais Tricolore translated into English as the French Tricolor Hound, is a breed of dog of the scenthound type, originating in France. The breed is used for hunting in packs.

Chippiparai
Chippiparai

Chippiparai Dog Breed – The Indian Hound Dog The Chippiparai breed of dogs belongs to the Tamil Nadu region of South India. A few of them also reside in Kerela, around Periyar Lake.

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Dachshund
Dachshund

The name "dachshund" is of German origin and literally means "badger dog," from Dachs ("badger") and Hund ("hound, dog"). The pronunciation varies widely in English: variations of the first and second syllables include /ˈdɑːks-/, /ˈdæks-/ and /-hʊnt/, /-hʊnd/, /-ənd/.

Drever
Drever

Drever dog breed information, pictures, breeders, rescues, care, temperament, health, puppies.

English Foxhound
English Foxhound

The English Foxhound is the epitome of what serious dog breeders strive for: beauty, balance, and utility. The long legs are straight as a gatepost, and just as sturdy. The back is perfectly level. And the chest is very deep, “girthing” as much as 31 inches on a hound measuring 24 inches at the shoulder, ensuring plenty of lung power for a grueling day’s hunt.

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Estonian Hound
Estonian Hound

Description. The Estonian Hound is a medium-size dog with a strong muscular body, strong bone structure and well-developed muscles. It has tight skin without folds and drop ears.

Finnish Hound
Finnish Hound

The Finnish Hound was a result of a breeding program in the 1800s which involved French, German and Swedish hounds. The Finnish Hound has become Finland's most popular native working breed. Although it is very popular in Finland and Sweden, it is uncommon elsewhere.

French White and Black Hound
French White and Black Hound

A French White and Black Hound galloping after a prey is a magnificent sight to behold. This breed is considered to be one of France’s most prized hunting dogs. Unfortunately, this is an extremely rare breed and some dog experts believe that the French White and Black Hound is already extinct.

Grand Anglo-Franais Blanc et Noir
Grand Anglo-Franais Blanc et Noir

The Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Noir (FCI No.323) translated into English as the Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound, is a breed of dog used in hunting as a scenthound, usually in packs. It is one of the Anglo-French hound breeds which were created by crossing French scenthounds with English (Anglo) Foxhounds.

Grand Anglo-Franais Blanc et Orange
Grand Anglo-Franais Blanc et Orange

Grand Anglo Francais Blanc Et Orange Dog Breeds Great French Tricolour Hound And White. Today some of these jobs are performed in other ways and dogs don’t do the work they used to do.

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Grand Anglo-Franais Tricolore
Grand Anglo-Franais Tricolore

The Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore is a breed of dog used in hunting as a scenthound, usually in packs. It is one of the Anglo-French hound breeds which were created by crossing French scenthounds with English Foxhounds.

Greyhound
Greyhound

The Greyhound is a breed of dog; a sighthound which has been bred for coursing game and Greyhound racing. Since the rise in large-scale adoption of retired racing Greyhounds, the breed has seen a resurgence in popularity as a family pet.

Hortaya Borzaya
Hortaya Borzaya

The hortaya borzaya (Russian: хо́ртая борза́я; IPA:, Ruthenian and Ukrainian: Xopт, Lithuanian: Kurtas, shorthaired sighthound) is an old Asian sighthound breed originating in the former Kievan Rus, later Grand Duchy of Lithuania (later Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth) and Russian Empire.

Ibizan Hound
Ibizan Hound

Right breed for you? Ibizan Hound information including personality, history, grooming, pictures, videos, and the AKC breed standard.

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Irish Wolfhound
Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhounds are called, interchangeably, "Irish dogs," "Big Dogs of Ireland," "Greyhounds (or Grehounds) of Ireland," "Wolfdogs of Ireland" and "Great Hounds of Ireland." Irish Wolfhound is the more modern name.

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Italian Greyhound
Italian Greyhound

Italian Greyhound dog breed information, pictures, breeders, rescues, care, temperament, health, puppies.

Magyar agr
Magyar agr

Although the Magyar agár is also called the 'Hungarian greyhound' this is a misnomer. The Magyar Agár is a distinct breed with its own breed designation and unique characteristics. A more proper alternative name would be Hungarian gazehound or Hungarian sighthound. Description. The Magyar agár is a sighthound of elegant yet rugged stature.

Norwegian Hound
Norwegian Hound

Like other Arctic dogs, the Norwegian Elkhound has a mind of its own and is fairly independent, however it is affectionate with its family. They have an outstanding character, and are relatively clean compared to some other breeds. Can be somewhat difficult to obedience train. It is important to be firm with this dog, showing

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Polish Greyhound
Polish Greyhound

Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) The Polish Greyhound (Polish: chart polski, pronounced [xart ˈpɔlskʲi]) is a Polish sighthound breed. It is known as the Polish Greyhound, although it is not a direct relative of the Greyhound dog.

Rajapalayam dog
Rajapalayam dog

Many Rajapalayam dogs suffer from mange, though this is usually not a serious problem. Though the breed dates back a few centuries, the creators of the breed unwittingly ended up fashioning an albino dog, characterized by the pink nose and the lack of pigmentation.

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Rampur Greyhound
Rampur Greyhound

The Rampur Greyhound is a breed of dog native to the Rampur region of Northern India, which lies between Delhi and Bareilly. The Rampur hound is a large member of the sighthound family. In North West of India it is often described as a smooth-haired sighthound that is substantially built.

Redbone Coonhound
Redbone Coonhound

The streamlined Redbone Coonhound, an American original, is even-tempered, mellow, and kindly at home but a tiger on the trail. Vigorous activities like hunting and swimming between long periods of rest is the rhythm of coonhound life.

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Saluki
Saluki

The Saluki is a slim, Greyhound-like dog. The head is long and narrow, moderately wide between the ears, tapering gradually toward the nose with a slight stop. The nose is black or liver in color. The teeth meet in a level bite. The large, oval eyes are dark to hazel in color.

Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund
Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund

The Schweizerischer Niederlaufhund (FCI No, 60) (translated into English as the Small Swiss Hound, is a breed of dog of the scenthound type from Switzerland. Niederlaufhund means short-legged hound. The breed has a number of different varieties (all of the same breed).

Scottish Deerhound
Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Deerhound. The Scottish Deerhound, or simply the Deerhound, is a large breed of hound (a sighthound), once bred to hunt the Red Deer by coursing.

Silken Windhound
Silken Windhound

SIL-kun wind-hound. Your browser does not support the audio tag. Description. The Silken Windhound is a small, hardy, strikingly elegant sighthound. Its classic, sweeping lines and athletic build are the hallmark of a true coursing dog, which is evident beneath the luxurious, silky, yet protective coat.

Sloughi
Sloughi

Sloughi dog breed information, pictures, ... As with all dogs, be sure you are this dog’s ... Because it is a desert hound, the Sloughi needs protection in cold and ...

Spanish Greyhound
Spanish Greyhound

The History of the Spanish Greyhound. Sighthounds -- dogs that hunt by sight -- have existed since ancient times. Different types of sighthounds have developed in different countries depending on the terrain and quarry. The Galgo is a Spanish sighthound created to course hare and rabbit.

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Welsh Hound
Welsh Hound

The Welsh Hound is registered with The Welsh Hound Association, which has been keeping the breed’s stud book since 1922, and maintaining the breed as purebred since 1928. Since the outlawing of hunting with dogs in Great Britain, various clubs have been offering registration for the Welsh Hound as a rare breed pet.

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