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Bred to hunt by scent or sight

Saluki

Saluki

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Saluki is possibly the first breed ever domesticated by humans. Originating in Syria, it was imported to Egypt, Persia, India...
Pharoah Hound

Pharoah Hound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History One of the most ancient of domesticated dogs, the Pharoah Hound originated in Egypt. Phoenician traders brought the breed to Malta...
Otterhound Breed Description

Otterhound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Otterhound was bred to hunt the otters that were depleting fish in England’s rivers. To appreciate the breed’s aquatic skills,...
Norwegian Lundehund

Norwegian Lundehund

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Lunde is Norwegian for “puffin”. This translation lies at the heart of the Lundehund’s story. These quick, agile dogs originally scoured...
Norrbottenspets

Norrbottenspets

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Norrbottenspets share ancestry with the Finnish Spitz, originating in the Scandinavian northlands of Sweden, Finland and Lapland. The dogs found in...
Ibizan Hound Breed Description

Ibizan Hound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Brought to Ibiza (a Balearic Island off the coast of Spain) by Phoenician traders, the Ibizan Hound has a remarkable resemblance to...
Finnish Spitz Breed Description

Finnish Spitz

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Originating in Lapland (the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia), the Finnish Spitz, also known as the Lapinkoira, was a...
English Foxhound Breed Description

English Foxhound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History In the 13th century, tracking hounds of the original Bloodhound type lacked enough speed and agility for pursuing the quick and clever...
Bloodhound Puppies Canada

Bloodhound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality Lots! Extremely affectionate, sensitive – even shy, the Bloodhound needs company. An aristocrat who is not above being a clown, he makes...
Black and Tan Coonhound Puppies Canada

Black and Tan Coonhound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality A consummate Southern gentleman, the Black and Tan Coonhound is a sociable dog of stable temperament. He is an intelligent, faithful dog...
Basenji Puppies Canada

Basenji

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality The Basenji’s inquisitive nature is reflected in his alert, curious expression. He is an intelligent dog who thrives in a stimulating environment...

Afghan Hound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality Elegant and sometimes aloof, the Afghan Hound can seem standoffish at first. But this breed is loyal to his people, and...
Miniature Smooth-Haired Dachshund

Miniature Smooth Dachshund

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History All Dachshunds originated in Germany, where they were used as go-to-ground hunting hounds. Different sizes specialized in different prey, with larger...
Miniature Wire-Haired Dachshund Breed Description

Miniature Wire-Haired Dachshund

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Named for their prey, the "dachs" or badger, the Miniature Wire-Haired Dachshund is a hardy hunting dog from Germany. The breed...
standard Wire-Haired Dachshund

Standard Wire-Haired Dachshund

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Named for their prey, the "dachs" or badger, the Dachshund is a hardy hunting dog from Germany. The breed was selected...
Basset Hound Puppies Canada

Basset Hound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality Super easy-going, the Basset Hound is a great family pet. He can be stubborn at times, but is generally a well-behaved pleasant...
Beagle Puppies Canada

Beagle

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality With his outgoing personality, the Beagle is quick to win over the human heart. He is confident, playful and always cheerful. Being...

Borzoi

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: Personality The Borzoi often behaves more like a cat than a dog. Quiet, dignified, and agile, he is self-aware, independent and fond of...

Scottish Deerhound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The regal Scottish Deerhound has a centuries-old history with the aristocracy of the Scottish highlands. Likely produced through the selective breeding...
Greyhound

Greyhound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Greyhound is one of the world's oldest breeds. It dates back to nearly 3000 BC when its image appeared in ancient...
Irish Wolfhound Breed Description

Irish Wolfhound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Ireland's history would not be complete without the Irish Wolfhound, now known as the country's national dog. Likely descended from the...
Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The national dog of Norway, the Norwegian Elkhound is an ancient breed that hasn't changed much over the last 5,000 years....
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is one of four types of scent hound founded around the 1st century in the French...
Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History The history of the Rhodesian Ridgeback begins in South Africa, where his ancestor, the Khoikhoi dog, was prized as a sighthound...
Whippet

Whippet

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History Also known as the "poor man's racehorse", the Whippet's origins stem from the sport of setting "snapdogs" after rabbit. These snapdogs...
Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund Breed Description

Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund

Exercise: Grooming: Appearance: History A German breed, the Dachshund was bred to be a hunter followed on foot by his handler. The long sleek profile...