Hounds were dogs bred to assist humans hunt game. Hounds are described as either sighthounds, which hunt by sight, or scenthounds, which hunt by scent.
- Sighthounds include: Greyhounds, Afgan Hounds, Basenji, amd Deerhound.
- Scenthounds include: Bloodhounds, beagles, and Basset Hounds. Dachshunds are a scenthound with terrier-like digging attributes.
- Hounds that possess both sighthound and scenthound characteristics include the Rhodesian Ridgeback, Thai Ridgeback, and Norwegian Elkhound.
- Daschunds (or dachshunds) are adored by many for their charms and are the only breed to hunt above and below ground.