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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.
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