about Hound Dogs
All of the dogs listed below belong to the collection of dogs referred to as
As implied by its name Hound Dogs have been bred to chase (or
hound) a quarry
by sight or smell, or a combination of both senses.
have exceptional eyesight, combined with the speed and stamina
necessary to catch the intended prey once seen, typical examples
being the Greyhound and the Whippet.
Hounds which rely strongly on
the sense of smell to follow the trail of a prey, such as the
Bloodhound, quite literally follow their noses, speed and eyesight
is of less importance.