Hound Dogs

Whippet

The Whippet dog breed was a hunter’s best friend, speedily going after rabbits and other small game. Today the breed competes in agility, flyball, lure coursing, rally, and obedience and is a loving therapy dog. Even though these are purebred dogs, some may still end up in the care of …

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Taiwan Dog

An ancient dog breed, the Taiwan Dog has been a loyal companion to humans for centuries. Although these versatile dogs are mostly found in their native country today, enthusiasm for the rare breed is rising. This increasingly popular canine goes by several other names, including Taiwanese Native Dog, Takasago Dog, …

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Transylvanian Hound

The Transylvanian Hound isn’t a vampire, but it is a dog breed as ancient as the myth of blood-hungry monsters. The breed was popular among Hungarian royalty and hunters alike but almost went extinct in the early 20th century. However, enthusiasts revived the breed and made these dogs into the …

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Norwegian Elkhound

The gorgeous Norwegian Elkhound dog breed, with their wolf-like face, delights in life. Smart as can be, they also have a wonderful sense of humor. They’ll race you around the kitchen island, reverse directions when you do, and then howl for sheer fun. Even though these are purebred dogs, some …

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Otterhound

The large and rough-coated Otterhound was originally bred for hunting otter in England. Built for work, the dog breed has a keen nose and renowned stamina. This is an uncommon breed, with fewer than ten litters born each year in the United States and Canada. Still some may still end …

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Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound is an ancient dog breed that’s changed little since their development more than 5,000 years ago. They were the dogs of kings and may have hunted gazelles with pharaohs, hence their name. This loyal hunting companion later made their way to Malta, where they’re now the national …

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Plott

The pack-hunting Plott dog breed was developed in North Carolina more than 200 years ago to hunt bear and wild boar. They are still used as hunting dogs today and have proven their worth as pack hunters. They also participate in tracking and other dog sports. Even though these are …

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