Tag: Hound Dog Breeds

Otterhound

Otterhound Overview As the name suggests, Otterhounds were developed to hunt otters throughout England. The otters were considered a pest that preyed on fish in rivers, and were hunted to be removed. They needed the ability to follow and hunt, sometimes swimming for hours to catch their prey. …

Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound Overview The Elkhound is probably one of the most well-known and popular breeds of the Scandinavian Spitz-type dogs. The breed has been nearly unchanged for thousands of years, with remains of almost identical dogs found dating back to 5000 BCE. The breed is multipurpose working as …

Norrbottenspets

Norrbottenspets Overview This breed has been a popular spitz-type dog in Sweden, Finland, and Lapland for hundreds of years. The breed was used to hunt small game but was later taken up as a farm dog as the breed moved across Scandinavia. The breed was almost extinct until …

Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound Overview Originating in the Spanish island of Ibiza, this ancient breed has been around for nearly thousands of years. The breed is a Sighthound, hunting game such as rabbits to help supplement the food islanders ate. The breed has since expanded its reach beyond the island, …

Harrier

Harrier Overview Related to the English Foxhound, some speculate that the Harrier is actually just a small Foxhound and from the same scenthound stock as Foxhounds just mixed with smaller dogs such as Beagles. The job of this breed was to follow hares while hunters followed the dogs …

Greyhound

Greyhound Overview While Ancient Egypt has depictions of dogs resembling greyhounds, the Greyhound was actually developed in Great Britain. It was a popular hunting dog for royalty, and used to hunt swift prey such as deer. The breed is considered the fastest dog, with speeds of up to …

Irish Wolfhound

  Irish Wolfhound Overview The Irish Wolfhound is well known as one of the largest dog breeds in existence. It was used throughout the Middle Ages to hunt boar, stags and elk as well as wolves. They also served a purpose guarding property and going to war with …

English Foxhound

Breed: English Foxhound AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: AKC (Hound); ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Scenthounds); KC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound) Weight: 65–70 lbs est. Height: 23–25 inches Color: Any recognized hound color and markings Origin: England English Foxhound Overview English Foxhounds are the typical dog pictured when …

Dachshund

AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Dachshunds); KC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound)     Dachshund Overview This is a short-legged, long-bodied dog breed that belongs to the hound family. The standard size Dachshund was bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other …

Cirneco dell’Etna

AKC Breed Group: Hound Dog Breed Other Registries: FCI (Spitz and Primitive); KC (Hound); UKC (Sighthound & Pariah)     Cirneco dell’Etna Overview Originating in Italy, the Cirneco dell’Etna bears a strong resemblance to the Pharaoh Hound. This dog breed is a sight, sound and scent hound. The breed is …

Borzoi

Breed: Borzoi AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Sighthounds); KC (Hound); UKC (Sighthound & Pariah)       Borzoi Overview This dog breed was originally named the Russian Wolfhound. The Borzoi is a cross between the Greyhound and another breed out of Russia. …

Bluetick Coonhound

Breed: Bluetick Coonhound AKC Breed Group: Hound Group Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); UKC (Scenthound)     Bluetick Coonhound Overview Originating in Louisiana, the ancestry of the Bluetick Coonhound can be traced back to the Bleu Gascogne French hounds. This dog breed is a born hunter. They are excellent at  tracking …

Black and Tan Coonhound

Breed: Black and Tan Coonhound AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: CKC (Hounds); FCI (Scenthounds); UKC (Scenthound)       Black and Tan Coonhound Overview This scent hound is considered to be an American dog breed that originated in the 1700s. The Black and Tan Coonhound is a …

American English Coonhound

Breed: American English Coonhound AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: UKC (Scenthound)     American English Coonhound Overview A great hunter and a truly athletic dog breed. The American English Coonhound originated in the south-eastern United States where they were bred from American and English Foxhounds, other European …

Beagle

Breed: Beagle AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Scenthounds); KC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound)   Beagle Overview This dog breed was bred for hunting purposes. The Beagle is a scent hound and when following the scent will ignore everything else. Obedience training is a …

Basset Hound

Breed: Basset Hound AKC Breed Group: Hound Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Scenthounds); KC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound)   Basset Hound Overview This dog breed is naturally sweet and well-behaved. The breed makes a wonderful family pet.The breed has a very gentle and loving nature. This breed is prone to …