AKC Breeds by Group - Hound

Most hounds share the common ancestral trait of being used for hunting. Some use acute scenting powers to follow a trail. Others demonstrate a phenomenal gift of stamina as they relentlessly run down quarry. Beyond this, however, generalizations about hounds are hard to come by, since the Group encompasses quite a diverse lot. There are Pharaoh Hounds, Norwegian Elkhounds, Afghans and Beagles, among others. Some hounds share the distinct ability to produce a unique sound known as baying. You'd best sample this sound before you decide to get a hound of your own to be sure it's your cup of tea.

  • Afghan HoundAfghan Hound
  • American English CoonhoundAmerican English Coonhound
  • American FoxhoundAmerican Foxhound
  • BasenjiBasenji
  • Basset HoundBasset Hound
  • BeagleBeagle
  • Black and Tan CoonhoundBlack and Tan
    Coonhound
  • BloodhoundBloodhound
  • Bluetick CoonhoundBluetick
    Coonhound
  • BorzoiBorzoi
  • DachshundDachshund
  • English FoxhoundEnglish Foxhound
  • GreyhoundGreyhound
  • HarrierHarrier
  • Ibizan HoundIbizan Hound
  • Irish WolfhoundIrish Wolfhound
  • Norwegian ElkhoundNorwegian Elkhound
  • OtterhoundOtterhound
  • Petit Basset Griffon VendéenPetit Basset
    Griffon Vendéen
  • Pharaoh HoundPharaoh Hound
  • PlottPlott
  • Portuguese Podengo PequenoPortuguese
    Podengo Pequeno
  • Redbone CoonhoundRedbone
    Coonhound
  • Rhodesian RidgebackRhodesian
    Ridgeback
  • SalukiSaluki
  • Scottish DeerhoundScottish
    Deerhound
  • Treeing Walker CoonhoundTreeing Walker
    Coonhound
  • WhippetWhippet

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