Most hounds share the common ancestral trait of being used for hunting. Some use acute scenting powers to follow a trail. Others demonstrate a phenomenal gift of stamina as they relentlessly run down quarry. Beyond this, however, generalizations about hounds are hard to come by, since the Group encompasses quite a diverse lot. There are Pharaoh Hounds, Norwegian Elkhounds, Afghans and Beagles, among others. Some hounds share the distinct ability to produce a unique sound known as baying. You’d best sample this sound before you decide to get a hound of your own to be sure it’s your cup of tea. AKC

 

Dogs Included In The Hound Group

Afghan Hound

Hound Group
Afghan Hound
Afghan hounds, also known as Tazi in their homeland, is a particularly beautiful breed of dog whose history dates back...
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American English Coonhound

Hound Group
American English Coonhound
The English Coonhound, also referred to as the American English Coonhound (by the American Kennel Club only) or the Redtick...
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American Foxhound

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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...
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Basenji

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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...
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Basset Hound

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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...
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Beagle

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Beagle
The Beagle was officially recognized by the AKC in 1885. It is the 5th most popular breed in the United...
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Black and Tan Coonhound

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Black and Tan Coonhound
The Black and Tan Coonhound was officially recognized by the AKC in 1945. It is believed to be descendant of...
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Bloodhound

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Bloodhound
Although they are not as famous as Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherd Dogs, Bloodhounds have been in existence for centuries....
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Bluetick Coonhound

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Bluetick Coonhound
Although these dogs are originally from Louisiana, their descent can be traced back to the Bleu Gascogne French hounds. These...
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Borzoi

Hound Group
Borzoi
We begin this article with the basic facts about the breed, then follow up with an in-depth look at their...
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Dachshund

Hound Group
Dachshund
The dog is probably one of the most recognizable breeds in terms of appearance for it is the only one...
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Deerhound

Hound Group
Deerhound
The Deerhound is one of the most decorative of dogs, impressively stately and picturesque wherever he is seen, whether it...
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English Foxhound

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English Foxhound
by Jayembee69 The English Foxhound is thought to be considered the rarest breed of dog in the United States by...
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Greyhound

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Greyhound
The Greyhound is famous for its speed and agility and as further proof of this, racing circuits features them for...
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Harrier

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Harrier
by Michael Kappel The sport of hunting rabbits on horseback with packs of hounds is well documented. Historians have recorded...
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Ibizan Hound

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Ibizan Hound
Around 3400 BC, in ancient Egypt, there were representations of slender, curled-tailed hounds that very much closely resemble the modern...
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Irish Wolfhound

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Irish Wolfhound
by Eliya The Irish Wolfhound is a tall, large dog that needs an average amount of exercise. Never push a...
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Norwegian Elkhound

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Norwegian Elkhound
by joaquinuy The Norwegian Elkhound can be traced as far back as the stone ages. Through the study of the...
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Otterhound

Hound Group
Otterhound
The Otterhound needs plenty of exercise and is considered a great jogging companion. Be sure to have her under control...
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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Hound Group
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is happy, energetic smaller dog that makes a great watch dog. They can be kept...
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