Hound Dog Breeds Page 2
Used for centuries to assist hunters tracking game, hounds are broken down into four major groups based on the way they track their prey–
sight hounds, scent hounds, aboriginal hounds, and “other” hounds, which use a combination of sight, sound and scent.


Hound Dogs


An affectionate breed that loves to be around his family, including children, the Greyhound is the fastest dog in the world.

Similar to the English Foxhound but smaller, the Harrier hound is cheerful, sweet-tempered, tolerant and excellent with children.

Ibizan hounds are used primarily as hunting or retrieving dogs, but make good companions for any family. They are generally quiet and very good with children.

Irish Wolfhound
The Irish Wolfhound is one of the tallest breeds in the world. Although the Irish Wolfhound can be clumsy, they are well tempered, patient and very good with children.

Norwegian Elkhound
Bred for hunting large game, such as wolf, bear, and moose.  The Norwegian Elkhound is bold, playful, independent, alert, boisterous, protective, and makes a great family dog.

Otter Hound
A large yard is best for the Otter hound. This dog loves to swim and run so he does require daily exercise.

Rhodesian Ridgeback
The Rhodesian Ridgeback requires training and dedication and is only for the experienced dog owner. They are strong-willed, and exceptionally clever.

Considered to be one of the oldest pure breeds of dog in the world, the Saluki is a sight hound, requires a moderate amount of grooming and easily becomes very loyal to his owner.

Scottish Deerhound
A large breed that does exceptionally well with other animals and even small children the Scottish Deerhound is tolerable and quiet, this breed makes an excellent child's companion.

The Whippet is a breed of hound dog, specifically a member of the sighthound family. They are active and playful and are physically similar to a small greyhound.

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