THe Hound Group
The hound group was bred for the sole purpose of hunting. There are two main types of hounds: sight-hounds that specialize in finding game and scent-hounds that are known for their tracking ability. Dog breeds in the hound group also have a sharp bark that they use frequently. As a group, dog breeds in the hound group do not place well in obedience tests. These dogs would prefer to concentrate on the chase rather than heeding their owner's commands. Some dogs in this group, however, have gained popularity as family pets because of their loyal and steadfast personalities. Below are some breeds of dogs that are a part of the hound group. Feel free to click on their pictures in the slideshow below to learn more about their breed!