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.