Hound Group

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

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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

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

  Overview The American foxhound descended from the French and English hounds. They were brought to America in 1650, and...
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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