Hound Dog Breeds – Characteristics & Purpose

Hound dog breeds are primarily used for hunting, which is a common ancestral trait. Some Hounds follow a trail using their keen sense of smell. Others, who continuously run down prey, exhibit a wonderful gift of endurance. Beyond this, however, it is difficult to make generalizations regarding Hound dog breeds because they come in such a wide range of species. Pharaoh Hounds, Norwegian Elkhounds, Afghans, and Beagles are just a few examples. Some Hounds have the specialized ability to make the unique noise known as baying. You should make sure this sound is to your liking before deciding to purchase a hound of your own.

Hound dogs come in three categories and different breed types:

  • Sighthounds, also known as gazehounds, typically pursue prey quickly while maintaining visual contact. These dogs, which are quick, help hunters catch foxes, hares, deer, and elk.
  • Scenthounds use scent to follow their prey or other individuals (such as missing people). Although they are not quick runners, these dogs have endurance.
  • The remaining hound species track their prey by using both sight and smell. They are challenging to categorize because they are neither solely sighthounds nor solely scenthounds.

 

Complete list of Hound Group of dog breeds:

HOUND GROUP BREED MAGAZINES

Hound Dog
Afghan Hound
Hound Dog
American English Coonhound
Hound Dog
American Foxhound
Hound Dog
Azawakh
Hound Dog
Bloodhound
Hound Dog
Bluetick Coonhound
Hound Dog
Black And Tan Coonhound
Hound Dog
Beagle
Hound Dog
Borzoi
Hound Dog
Basenji
Hound Dog
Basset Hound
Hound Dog
Cirneco Dell'Etna
Hound Dog
Dachshund
Hound Dog
English Foxhound
Hound Dog
Greyhound
Hound Dog
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen
Hound Dog
Harrier
Hound Dog
Irish Wolfhound
Hound Dog
Ibizan Hound
Hound Dog
Norwegian Elkhound
Hound Dog
Otterhound
Hound Dog
Plott Hound
Miscellaneous Class Dog Breeds
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno
Hound Dog
Pharaoh Hound
Hound Dog
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Hound Dog
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Hound Dog
Redbone Coonhound
Hound Dog
Saluki
Hound Dog
Scottish Deerhound
Hound Dog
Sloughi
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Hound Dog
Whippet