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Hound Dog Breeds

Hound Dog BreedsHound Dogs assist in the hunt in either of two ways. Scent hounds like the bloodhound, beagle and foxhound track their quarry through their formidable scenting abilities, while sight hounds such as the saluki lend their speed to the chase.

Hounds form a more diversified grouping. For example, the dachshund might be considered more of a terrier as he digs his way underground chasing foxes and badgers, and the greyhound has become famous as a professional racer.

Hounds generally make excellent, reliable and sturdy pets for children as well as adults, though the greyhound racer might be inclined to chase running pets and children.

Hound Dog Breeds include:

  • Afghan Hound
  • American Foxhound
  • Basset Hound
  • Beagle
  • Bloodhound
  • Dachshund
  • English Foxhound
  • Greyhound
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Saluki
  • Whippet
  • Just keep in mind that hounds are well known for their intelligence and have a mind of their own. So you may need a little extra patience as they will often tend to question your authority…