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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 | October 12th, 2013|Dog Breeds M - P, 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 | September 29th, 2013|Dog Breeds G - L, Hound Dogs|0 Comments

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 | September 29th, 2013|Dog Breeds G - L, Hound Dogs|0 Comments


The ultimate running dog, the greyhound is built for speed. Its long legs and arched back enable it to contract and stretch maximally while executing the double-suspension gallop. It has tremendous muscle mass and light legs, further enhancing speed. The feet are long and narrow, giving maximum leverage. The long tail serves as a [...]

By | September 29th, 2013|Dog Breeds G - L, Hound Dogs|0 Comments


he dachshund's long, low-slung body enables it to enter and move freely inside the confines of a den or tunnel, without sacrificing the necessary jaw and body strength to overcome its quarry. Its confidence, hunting instinct, keen nose and loud voice also are of significant aid in hunting underground. Agility, freedom of movement and [...]

By | September 25th, 2013|Dog Breeds C - F, Hound Dogs|0 Comments

Black and Tan Coonhound

The black and tan coonhound's moderate build gives it a blend of strength, speed and agility. It is square or slightly longer than tall, with moderate bone. Its long ears may help stir up ground scents. Its deep muzzle allows room for olfactory apparatus. Its deep voice enables the hunter to locate the dog [...]

By | September 24th, 2013|Dog Breeds A - B, Hound Dogs|0 Comments