Hound dog breeds recognized by Kennel Clubs and authorized dog registries comprise a diversified variety of canines. The dog breeds grouped under the category of ‘hound dog breeds’ incorporate some of the largest breeds as well as extremely small hounds. Though the different hound dog breeds originate from topographically diverse geographical regions, the fact that they love to track and hunt is what brackets them under a single category.
Some globally popular hound dog breeds include Afghan hound, bloodhound, greyhound, beagle, Basenji, whippet, basset hound, and American foxhound.
- Highly focused
- Can sprint as fast as a leopard
- Can keep sprinting for hours on end
- Keen sense of hearing and smell; can follow a week-old scent trail for nearly 100 miles
- Prefers to be a couch potato when remaining idle