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Ibizan Hound

The Ibizan should possess deer-like elegance and expression, and its movement should reflect these qualities. Its lithe build enables it to perform the double-suspension gallop with great speed, agility and endurance. It is a superb jumper, able to spring to great heights from a standstill. It is racy, slightly longer than tall. With the [...]

By | 2017-01-14T14:30:55+00:00 September 29th, 2013|Dog Breeds G - L, Hound Dogs|0 Comments

Irish Wolfhound

The tallest of the sighthounds, the Irish wolfhound resembles a rough-coated greyhound, although of more powerful build. Great size is especially valued in the breed. This combination of speed, power and size enables the Irish wolfhound to run down and overpower large prey. Despite its size, the breed should be gracefully built, its gait [...]

By | 2017-01-14T14:30:54+00:00 September 29th, 2013|Dog Breeds G - L, Hound Dogs|0 Comments

Norwegian Elkhound

A typical Northern spitz-like breed, the Norwegian elkhound is square-proportioned, close coupled, with substantial bone, broad head, pricked ears and tightly curled tail. It is constructed for agility and endurance, rather than speed, enabling it to trail for hours and then hold big game at bay by barking and dodging attack. Its trot is [...]

By | 2017-01-14T14:30:46+00:00 October 12th, 2013|Dog Breeds M - P, Hound Dogs|0 Comments

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Slightly longer than tall, the Rhodesian Ridgeback combines speed, power and endurance. The Ridgeback must have an athletic build to enable it to catch up to a lion and then harass it without being hurt. Because the lion is not the only quarry of the Ridgeback, the dog must also be strong enough to [...]

By | 2017-01-14T14:30:46+00:00 November 13th, 2013|Dog Breeds R - S, Hound Dogs|0 Comments
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