Hound puppies were originally bred to hunt, so the Hound group of dog breeds will have either enhanced senses of eyesight or smell to follow a trail and catch prey. Hounds are a varied group of breeds, so when grown each particular breed varies a lot in size and exercise needs. Not all will want to go out for a run with you, while others will love it. Others like to run about independently. If you are set on getting a hound, make sure you find one right for your lifestyle.
The Afghan hound was originally a hunting dog in Afghanistan. They must be trained kindly and in a calm and firm manner. The Afghan has been described as "a king of dogs", because it is noble, majestic and elegant.
The Aidi is a Moroccan dog breed typically used to guard herds of sheep and goats. This dog is also known for its hunting skills and has good scenting ability.
The Alpine Dachsbracke is a small breed of dog of the scent hound type originaly from Austria. The Alpine Dachsbracke was bred to track wounded deer as well as boar, hare, and fox. It is highly capable of following a trail even after it has gone cold.
Definitely not for the first time dog owner, the independent Basenji offers love and affection - just on his terms!
The Basset Hound's almost permanent sad-like facial expression helps this dog get a lot of attention and sympathy.
The loving Beagle melts hearts with its large gentle eyes and pleading expression. Be prepared to fall in love with this friendly hound.
Bloodhounds are powerful but good-natured dogs. This versatile giant dog breed is used as a tracker, a companion dog, or in show ring.
Whether in the show ring or as a family pet, the Borzoi is an elegant dog with a gorgeous silky coat.
Often referred to as a sausage dog the Dachshund is an amusing lively pet and will keep you entertained for hours.
The Galgo Español (Spanish Galgo) or Spanish greyhound is an ancient breed of dog, specifically a member of the sighthound family.
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