Thursday, February 7, 2008


Most Hounds were bred for hunting and are commonly considered pack dogs. Whether using their incredible scenting abilities to track down prey, or their gift of stamina to run down quarry, this group’s determination and single-mindedness can make them unaware of danger and difficult to train. Hounds encompass a diverse group of dogs, from the boisterous and baying Beagle to the massive yet gentle Irish Wolfhound. Most Hounds are considered excellent family pets and are wonderful with children, not as baby sitters, but as playmates. The Hound Group includes: Basenjis, Dachshunds, Salukis and Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

Basenjis are known as the "Barkless" dog. That doesn't mean they are quiet.

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