Category: Hound Group

Afghan Hound

Afghan hounds, also known as Tazi in their homeland, is a particularly beautiful breed of dog whose history dates back thousands of years. It is considered the national dog breed of Afghanistan and for many years, Afghan hounds were not permitted to leave the country. It is only within the last hundred years that Afghan hounds have come to the attention of American and Europe dog breeds. It wasn’t until the 1930s that they were recognized by the AKC and CKC as a distinct breed. The Afghan hound is easily distinguished by it’s long, sleek coat, which may come...

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American English Coonhound

The English Coonhound, also referred to as the American English Coonhound (by the American Kennel Club only) or the Redtick Coonhound, is a breed of dog. It is a type of coonhound that is typically bred in the Southern United States. It is descended from hunting hounds brought to America by settlers during the 17th and 18th centuries, resulting in the dogs known as the “Virginia Hounds”. The breeds first recognition came from the United Kennel Club in 1905 as the English Fox and Coonhound. Further recognition has been granted in recent years by the American Kennel Club, first...

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American Foxhound

  Overview The American foxhound descended from the French and English hounds. They were brought to America in 1650, and more than a hundred years later they were bred to a French hound. This dog was sent from Lafayette to George Washington as a gift. These dogs were used to seek out Indians in the seventeenth century. They also became very good at hunting wild animals. The American foxhound has a very good nose and they also possess a lot of speed. It was never intended that this breed should just be a pet. The rich people that enjoyed...

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Basenji

The Basenji was officially recognized by the AKC in 1943. It is the 84th most popular dog breed in the US. The Basenji is intelligent, independent, but affectionate and alert breed. Can be aloof with strangers.  ...

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Basset Hound

The Basset Hound was officially recognized by the AKC in 1935. The Basset Hound ranks 40th s most popular dog breed. The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family, as well as one of six recognized Basset breeds in France. The Basset is a scent hound that was originally bred for the purpose of hunting hare. Their sense of smell for tracking is second only to that of the Bloodhound.[1] The name Basset is derived from the French word bas, meaning “low”, with the attenuating suffix -et, together meaning “rather low”. Basset Hounds are...

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