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"Hound" is a synonym for "dog", also used in a more specific sense to refer to a type of dog used by hunters to track or chase prey.


Hounds can be contrasted with gundogs, which assist hunters by identifying the location of prey and/or recovering shot quarry. The hound breeds were the first hunting dogs. They have either a powerful sense of smell or great speed.[1]

There are three types of hound, with several breeds within each type:

List of hound breeds

Hound Group

This may not include all hound-type dogs. The international kennel club association, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, does not have a Hound Group and includes most hound-type dogs in Group 6, Scenthounds and related Breeds, and Group 10, Sighthounds.

Afghan Hound
American English Coonhound
American Foxhound (recognised only by the AKC, CKC and UKC)
Andalusian Hound
Andalusian Hound Maneto
Australian Dingo (recognised only by the ANKC)
Azawakh (recognised by the KC & ANKC)
Basset Bleu de Gascogne (recognised only by the KC)
Basset Fauve de Bretagne (recognised only by the ANKC, KC and NZKC)
Basset Hound
Bavarian Mountain Hound (recognised only by the KC)
Black and Tan Coonhound (recognised only by the AKC, ACHA, CKC, PKC and UKC)
Bluetick Coonhound (recognised only by the AKC, ACHA, ANKC, NZKC, PKC, and UKC)
Cirneco dell'Etna (recognised only by the AKC and KC)
Drever (recognised only by the CKC)
English foxhound
Finnish Spitz (AKC Non-sporting Group)
Galgo Español
Grand Bleu de Gascogne (recognised only by the KC)
Hamiltonstövare (not recognised by the AKC and CKC)
Harrier (not recognised by the KC)
Ibizan Hound
Irish Wolfhound
Norrbottenspets (recognised only by the CKC)
Norwegian Elkhound
Norwegian Lundehund (recognised only by the AKC, KC and CKC)
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Pharaoh Hound
Plott Hound (recognised only by the AKC, ACHA, PKC, and UKC)
Podenco Canario
Portuguese Podengo (small) (recognised only by the AKC, ANKC & KC) Redbone Coonhound (recognized by the AKC, ACHA, PKC, and UKC)
Rhodesian Ridgeback Sabueso Cántabro
Sabueso Español
Saluki Segugio Italiano (recognised only by the KC) Silken Windhound
Sloughi (recognised by the AKC, KC, NZKC and ANKC; not recognised by the CKC)
Treeing Walker Coonhound (recognised only by the AKC, ACHA, PKC, and UKC)
Xarnego Valenciano


See also


  1. "Hound Dog Breeds". Animal Planet. Discovery Communications, LLC. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
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