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Hound Dog Group, learn about the dogs of ancient times.

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The hound dog group is made up of some the oldest dog breeds in the world. Bred for centuries to help man track and capture game, an acute sense of smell, sight and stamina make the Hound an ideal hunters companion.

Generally loving towards their human counterpart they do possess a unique bellowing howl that should be sampled before you decide on a hound for yourself.

Personally hounds are not my first choice in a dog but their unique personalities can not be denied.

Varied in size they do possess one common trait and that's the size of their heart, from diminutive Dachshund taking on combatants twice it's size to the Rhodesian Ridgeback conquering the King of the Jungles.

The Rhodesian Ridgeback has long been called the Lion Dog because it has been used to hunt lions in it's native Africa. Also easily identified by the raised 'ridge' of hair running down it's back from it's neck down to it's tail.

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The Hound Dog Group:

• Afghan Hound
• American Foxhound
• Basenji
Basset Hound
• Black and Tan Coonhound
• Bloodhound
• Borzoi
• Dachshund
• English Foxhound
• Greyhound
• Harrier
• Ibizan Hound
• Irish Wolfhound
Norwegian Elkhound
• Otterhound
• Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
• Pharaoh Hound
• Rhodesian Ridgeback
Saluki (pictures recently added)
• Scottish Deerhound
• Whippet

The size, speed and strength of the hound dog group is varied, take the Dachshund, small in stature but large in heart, their main purpose was to rid the farmyard of vermin some of which larger than itself.

Another job of the Dachshund was to flush weasels and groundhogs from their layers, would you put your hand into a weasel's hole much less enter it to engage in mortal combat? Lots of heart that's for sure.

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