Central Indiana Kennel Club

HOUND GROUP

Most hounds share the common ancestral trait of being used for hunting. Some use acute scenting powers to follow a trail. Others demonstrate a phenomenal gift of stamina as they relentlessly run down quarry. Beyond this, however, generalizations about hounds are hard to come by, since the Group encompasses quite a diverse lot. There are Pharaoh Hounds, Norwegian Elkhounds, Afghans and Beagles, among others. Some hounds share the distinct ability to produce a unique sound known as baying. You'd best sample this sound before you decide to get a hound of your own to be sure it's your cup of tea.

AFGHAN HOUND: INDEPENDENT, SWEET, SILLY

AMERICAN ENGLISH COONHOUND: ​SWEET, MELLOW, SOCIABLE

AMERICAN FOXHOUND: ​EASY-GOING, SWEET-TEMPERED, INDEPENDENT

BASENJI: ​SMART, POISED, INDEPENDENT

BASSET HOUND: PATIENT, LOW-KEY, CHARMING

​BEAGLE: ​MERRY, FRIENDLY, CURIOUS

BLACK AND TAN COONHOUND: ​​EASY-GOING, BRIGHT, BRAVE

BLOODHOUND: INDEPENDENT, INQUISITIVE, FRIENDLY

BLUETICK COONHOUND: SMART, DEVOTED, TENACIOUS

BORZOI: REGALLY DIGNIFIED, LOYAL, AFFECTIONATE

CIRNECO DELL’ETNA: INDEPENDENT, FRIENDLY, AFFECTIONATE

DACHSHUND​: SPUNKY, CURIOUS, FRIENDLY

ENGLISH FOXHOUND: GENTLE, AFFECTIONATE, SOCIABLE

GREYHOUND: INDEPENDENT, GENTLE, NOBLE

HARRIER​: OUTGOING, FRIENDLY, PEOPLE-ORIENTED

IBIZAN HOUND: EVEN-TEMPERED, POLITE, FAMILY-ORIENTED

IRISH WOLFHOUND: CALM, DIGNIFIED, COURAGEOUS

NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND: CONFIDENT, DEPENDABLE, FRIENDLY

OTTERHOUND: ​AMIABLE, BOISTEROUS, EVEN-TEMPERED

PETIT BASSET GRIFFON VENDEEN: ALERT, VIVACIOUS, HAPPY

PHARAOH HOUND: SMART, NOBLE, FRIENDLY

​PLOTT: LOYAL, INTELLIGENT, ALERT

PORTUGUESE PODENGO PEQUENOLIVELY, PLAYFUL, CHARMING

REDBONE COONHOUND: EVEN-TEMPERED, AMIABLE, EAGER TO PLEASE

RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK: DIGNIFIED, EVEN-TEMPERED, AFFECTIONATE

SALUKI: GENTLE, DIGNIFIED, INDEPENDENT-MINDED

SCOTTISH DEERHOUND: DIGNIFIED, GENTLE, POLITE

SLOUGHI: RESERVED, GRACEFUL, NOBLE

TREEING WALKER COONHOUND: SMART, BRAVE, COURTEOUS

WHIPPET: CALM, AFFECTIONATE, PLAYFUL