Whippet

Whippets resemble greyhounds. Feeding smaller whippets is easier. Whippets were used by those who couldn't afford greyhounds. Deep chest and narrow waist create an inverted S-shape.

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Rhodesian Ridgeback

These quiet creatures can fight baboons, leopards, and more. Strong athletes These hounds have a ridge of forward-facing hair along their back.

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Plott

Johannes Plott bred this hound in North Carolina. Johannes bred his hounds to hunt wild boar and bears. Roots make the Plott North Carolina's official dog.

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Norwegian Elkhound

The hound hunted elk, bear, and cold-weather animals. Their silver coat has grey tones. It's good for hound herding and guarding. Fearless, strong, and loyal.

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Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhounds were created to control population. These brave dogs did well. Large animals nearly went extinct, including wolves. Irish love their calm, alertness.

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Greyhound

This dog is ready to chase with his aerodynamic head and lightly muscled body. This shy hound's demeanour quickly wins him over. They're graceful like cats.

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Dachshund

"Weiner dogs" were originally bred to hunt badgers in their tunnelled dens. The playful Dachshund isn't the best runner or swimmer, but it makes its owners laugh. They're great watchdogs despite their size.

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Bluetick Coonhound

These dogs, named after their prey, can track week-old raccoon scents. Smokey, their coonhound mascot, is real. These affectionate sweethearts are spotted blue/gray.

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Basset Hound

These cute dogs are French. Their name comes from their size. "Basset" is low in French. The basset's long, floppy ears and droopy face make him easily recognisable.

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Beagle

The beagle is a curious wanderer. These smart dogs need lots of playtime to stay busy. Beagle origins are unknown. Some claim Gaelic, others French. This dog was bred for action. Beagles are known for hunting rabbits.

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