Hound Dog Breeds – The Hunters

Hounds are a diverse group of dogs, at least when it comes to appearance, but most of them share the common ancestral trait of being used for hunting. Some hounds share the distinct ability to produce a unique loud sound known as baying are often not shy about sharing their feelings with their humans.

There are two types exist of hound dogs, sight hounds who hunt by sight and the scent hounds who hunt by scent. Sleek and speedy, the Sight hounds are like the maseratis of the dog world. The Scent Hounds are more like tough and reliable off-road vehicles. They have been bred for centuries to work independently as hunting dogs.

Apart from their hunting skills, most hounds make excellent pets. Reliable, sturdy and possessing excellent stamina, they make great companions for adults and children alike.

Click on one of the hound dog breeds below to find out more.