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What sort of dog is the hound?

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06/03/2013

The "hound" is not one specific breed - it is an entire group of dozens of different breeds. The Hound Group is a collection of breeds that were bred to hunt and track a variety of prey; the group includes breeds like American English Coonhound, the Dachshund (originally bred to hunt badgers), the Irish Wolfhound and the Whippet. These dogs tend to be lean, fiercely intelligent and when focused on a target can be difficult to break their concentration; they are also typically excellent family dogs and work well with humans provided they are given enough exercise and mental stimulation.