Hound dog breeds (107) | MyDogBreeds

beagle dog

Beagle

There are some accounts of similar size dogs used for hunting in Greece in 5th century BCE. During 8th century the Talbot Hound breed was created. In ..

Hound dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
dachshund dog

Dachshund

The Dachshund originated in Germany. He was used as a hunting dog with his origins starting way back in the 15th century already. The small dog was de..

Hound dogSmall dogGermany
basset hound dog

Basset Hound

The Basset is a French dog bred in Great Britain in the late 1800s. The history of the Basset goes way back to ancient times as there have been discov..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
bloodhound dog

Bloodhound

The history of the Bloodhound breed is a fascinating one. Known as a Sleuthhound for its ability to smell out the culprit and bag the prey. Even more ..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
miniature dachshund dog

Miniature Dachshund

The Dachshund breed is ancient and was developed in Germany sometime around the 16th century. It was in 1870 that Dachshunds first came to the Unit..

Hound dogSmall dogGermany
pharaoh hound dog

Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound hails from Malta and is the national dog there. These dogs are rare and are looked upon as endangered. Because they are a primitive..

Hound dogMedium dogMalta
rhodesian ridgeback dog

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Known as the African Lion Dog, the courageous Rhodesian Ridgeback hails from Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. He was bred essentially to be a hunter as well..

Hound dogLarge dogZimbabwe
basenji dog

Basenji

The Basenji is an old breeds of domesticated dog and the dog was discovered by Westerners in the Congo region of West Africa in the 19th century. The ..

Hound dogMedium dogCongo
hungarian wirehaired vizsla dog

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla

In the 1930’s some breeders noticed that the Hungarian Vizsla produced some dogs with more water, cold weather and ground cover protection because the..

Hound dogMedium dogHungary
afghan hound dog

Afghan Hound

The first known information about Afghan Hound was in the 19th century. That dog looked like a Saluki. The breed that we know today is a mix of an Afg..

Hound dogMedium dogAfghanistan
hungarian vizsla dog

Hungarian Vizsla

The Hungarian Vizslas existed in the land that is now Hungary, the Pannonian Basin, at least since the 10th century when they were shown on etchings. ..

Hound dogMedium dogHungary
greyhound dog

Greyhound

The Greyhound belongs to a group of dogs known as sighthounds. This is an ancient sighthound breed dating back a few thousands years. The dog has b..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
redbone coonhound dog

Redbone Coonhound

The Redbone Coonhound has always had a busy life hunting bear, deer and cougar. It is thought that this dog descends from from Bloodhounds, Foxhounds ..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
bluetick coonhound dog

Bluetick Coonhound

Bred to be hunting dogs, for a long time the Bluetick Coonhound was referred to as the English Coonhound.The Bluetick Coonhound is actually one of 6 r..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
norwegian elkhound dog

Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound is an ancient spitz-type dog breed hailing from Norway and with a history that goes back thousands of years. These dogs hav..

Hound dogMedium dogNorway
francais blanc et noir dog

Francais Blanc et Noir

Translated from the French Chien Francais Blanc et Noir, is the French White and Black Hound. His ancestry goes back before the French Revolution to ..

Hound dogLarge dogFrance
saluki dog

Saluki

It seems as though the Saluki's origins go far back to ancient Egypt times. The dog is known for its superb hunting abilities. These dogs have been..

Hound dogLarge dogIraq
american foxhound dog

American Foxhound

As a cousin of the English Foxhound, the American Foxhound is a scent hound and bred for hunting. Robert Brooke brought the first hunting dogs to the ..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
coonhound dog

Coonhound

The Coonhound, hailing from the United States of America, is a scenthound or hunting dog of which there are 6 distinct breeds which are recognized by ..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
irish wolfhound dog

Irish Wolfhound

It is believed that the Irish Wolfhound is an ancient breed and that it was brought to Ireland as early as 7000 BC. These dogs were bred as hunting..

Hound dogGiant dogIreland
borzoi dog

Borzoi

Developed in Russia and also known as the Russian Wolfhound, the Borzoi was used to hunt wolf in the country. By 1873 there were only a few Borzoi wh..

Hound dogLarge dogBosnia and Herzegovina
bavarian mountain hound dog

Bavarian Mountain Hound

The Bavarian Mountain Hound was originally bred mixing the Bavarian Hound and the Hanover Hound. They decided to mix these breeds in a hope that the n..

Hound dogMedium dogGermany
basset fauve de bretagne dog

Basset Fauve de Bretagne

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne from France was introduced to the UK in 1983, and this smallest of the French hounds is rarely seen outside France, and w..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
black and tan coonhound dog

Black and Tan Coonhound

Descendent of the English Talbot Hound, the Black and Tann Coonhound is nevertheless an American creation. Developed by crossing the Black and Tan Vir..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
mountain cur dog

Mountain Cur

From The United States in the hound group comes the Mountain Cur. This breed was developed especially to “tree” their prey and to trail other smaller ..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
black mouth cur dog

Black Mouth Cur

The Black Mouth Cur was developed in the southern United States but comes from a long line of Curs and Cur type dogs that date back to pre-Christian t..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
portuguese podengo dog

Portuguese Podengo

The Portuguese Podengo is an ancient hound dog from Portugal. It is available as a small dog, medium and large dog. The coats can be short and smoo..

Hound dogSmall dogPortugal
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Santal Hound

The Santal Hound has always been used for hunting and these Indian pariah dogs haven’t changed much over the years. It is a small red Indian indige..

Hound dogMedium dogIndia
beagle harrier dog

Beagle-Harrier

The Beagle Harrier, the breed that was made mixing the France Scent Hounds and a Beagle. It is not quite sure if this breed was made on purpose or t..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
english coonhound dog

English Coonhound

The interesting thing about the English Coonhound is that he originated in the United States, in the southern states. It is also called the American ..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
rajapalayam dog

Rajapalayam

The Rajapalayam dog hails from India, from the small town of Rajapalayam in Tamil Nadu. Known also as the Poligar Hound, this Indian Sighthound has..

Hound dogLarge dogIndia
francais blanc et orange dog

Francais Blanc et Orange

The Chien Francais Blanc et Orange is one of the three versions of the Chien Francais. There is the Francais Blanc et Noir and the Francais Tricolor...

Hound dogGiant dogFrance
beaglier dog

Beaglier

The Beaglier beginnings are set in Australia. Before around 30 years, breeders cross-breed the Beagle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The resul..

Hound dogSmall dogAustralia
american english coonhound dog

American English Coonhound

The American English Coonhound was developed in the Southern part of the United States from the variety of English hunting dogs that came to the State..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
plott hound dog

Plott Hound

The Plott Hound is a scent hound who has always been used for for hunting bears. The dog may well be the state dog of North Carolina, but it isn’t wel..

Hound dogLarge dogGermany
anglo francais de petite venerie dog

Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie

The Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie is one of the oldest scent hunting dogs around. A crossbreed between the French Hounds and the English hunting do..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
alpine dachsbracke dog

Alpine Dachsbracke

They are aggressive enough for hunting and tracking large animals as well as small, but they are gentle enough to bring an injured animal back to the ..

Hound dogMedium dogAustria
basset bleu de gascogne dog

Basset Bleu de Gascogne

The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is an old breed and also one of the most reserved of the Basset family. The Basset Bleu de Gascogne’s history can be trac..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
bluetick beagle dog

Bluetick Beagle

Among the hound group of dogs, there are some ancient breeds. The history of the Beagle and the Bluetick Beagle more specifically is fairly uncertain ..

Hound dogSmall dogUnited Kingdom
petit gascon saintongeois dog

Petit Gascon Saintongeois

The Petit Gascon Saintongeois comes from- and is in fact a smaller version of the Grand Gascon Saintongeois. The dog has been used for hunting. Hunter..

Hound dogLarge dogFrance
podenco canario dog

Podenco Canario

The Podenco Canario comes from the Canary Islands (Spain) and is still used for hunting purposes to this day, although it is also becoming more of a c..

Hound dogMedium dogSpain
dunker dog

Dunker

Known as the Norwegian Hound, the Dunker hails from Norway. Bred and named after breeder Wilhelm Dunker to be a robust scenthound, Norwegian Scenthoun..

Hound dogMedium dogNorway
grand basset griffon vendeen dog

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is a French scenthound that has changed over many centuries and today the area in France where they originate from, h..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
basset artesien normand dog

Basset Artesien Normand

The Basset Artesien Normand hails from Normandy, France. He was bred around the middle ages and was a popular breed with the royalty of France when th..

Hound dogSmall dogFrance
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Billy

The Billy (or Billie) Dog is a rare breed developed in France and mostly still only found in France. Created in the 19th century by Monsieur Gaston Hu..

Hound dogGiant dogFrance
otterhound dog

Otterhound

There aren’t many Otterhounds around and this British pure-breed dog is a scenthound and dates far back to the 19th century. The dog is regarded as..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited Kingdom
chippiparai dog

Chippiparai

The Chippiparai is a working dog found in India and until recently there has been little interest in the purity of any breed, but rather only an empha..

Hound dogMedium dogIndia
petit basset griffon vendeen dog

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen hails from France. They have always been used to hunt game by scent. This dog has always been appreciated for its ind..

Hound dogSmall dogFrance
podenco andaluz dog

Podenco Andaluz

The Podenco Andaluz hails from the Andalusian region of southern Spain. It is believed that this dog is likely to have descended from the European hun..

Hound dogMedium dogSpain
mudhol hound dog

Mudhol Hound

This seems to be the breed of many names. The Mudhol Hound comes from India and has been called the Caravan Hound, the Pashmi, the Karvanit, the Karwa..

Hound dogLarge dogIndia
ibizan hound dog

Ibizan Hound

This lean, speedy and agile hound dog looks and acts very much like a Pharaoh Hound except the Ibizan Hound is larger and a different color. The image..

Hound dogLarge dogSpain
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Podenco Galego

The Galego is an ancient sighthound breed of hunting dog from Spain. Unfortunately, like most of the Podencos, they have been badly treated in Spai..

Hound dogMedium dogSpain
english foxhound dog

English Foxhound

The English Foxhound was found in Great Britain as far back as the late 1700’s. They were bred to be scent hounds and hunt the fox by following his sm..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
estonian hound dog

Estonian Hound

In 1947, the Estonian Hound was developed and remains today the only pure breed ever developed in Estonia. At that time the national economic minister..

Hound dogMedium dogEstonia
rampur greyhound dog

Rampur Greyhound

Known also as the North-Indian Greyhound or the Rampur Hound, the Rampur Greyhound is native to the Rampur area of Northern India. This dog is a me..

Hound dogLarge dogIndia
grand griffon vendeen dog

Grand Griffon Vendeen

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is a French scenthound that has changed over many centuries. Today the area in France where they originate from, has ..

Hound dogMedium dogFrance
austrian black and tan hound dog

Austrian Black and Tan Hound

When Celts began settling in Western Europe, they brought their dogs along. The Celtic Hounds had a duty to hunt, guard and fight in battles. They we..

Hound dogLarge dogAustria
galgo espanol dog

Galgo Espanol

Galgo Espanol means Spanish with galgo meaning greyhound, thus a Spanish Greyhound. This breed is ancient with their roots in perhaps the English grey..

Hound dogLarge dogSpain
azawakh dog

Azawakh

Azawakh dog was bred by the nomads in Africa. They were originally bred to be a guard dog. But, they realized that their body shape and bone structure..

Hound dogLarge dogMali
hamiltonstovare dog

Hamiltonstovare

Bred as a hunting hound, the Hamiltonstovare hails from Sweden, being founded in the late 1800s. He was first exhibited in Sweden in 1886. Known al..

Hound dogMedium dogSweden
hanover hound dog

Hanover Hound

Sometimes referred to as a Hanoverian Hound, this dog dates way back to the 17th century in Germany. This dog breed continues to be fairly rare tod..

Hound dogLarge dogGermany
american staghound dog

American Staghound

The American Staghound is hunting dog and type of sighthound that is not recognized as a separate breed. They have historically been bred to hunt coyo..

Hound dogGiant dogUnited States
beago dog

Beago

Made up of two purebred dog breeds, the Beagle and the Golden Retriever, Beago is kind of new breed. Some say that they were bred on purpose during th..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
kanni dog

Kanni

The Kanni dog is a rare South Indian Sighthound. It is also known as the Maiden's Beastmaster and this is because it is known to be protector and defe..

Hound dogMedium dogIndia
lithuanian hound dog

Lithuanian Hound

This attractive dog hails from Lithuania.This is an old dog breed that has been used as a hunting dog. It is believed that this dog dates way back ..

Hound dogMedium dogLithuania
hungarian hound dog

Hungarian Hound

The Hungarian Hound, also known as the Transylvanian Hound, originated in ancient Hungary as a hunting dog. At the time there were Asian Hounds that t..

Hound dogMedium dogHungary
majestic tree hound dog

Majestic Tree Hound

The Majestic Tree Hound is a fairly new crossbreed dog. While the actual breed is very recent, the stem stock goes way back to medieval times. The ..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
hygenhund dog

Hygenhund

The Hygenhund is a hound from Norway that was developed in the early 1800’s by the Norwegian breeder Hygen. It was developed for hunting small game su..

Hound dogMedium dogNorway
norrbottenspets dog

Norrbottenspets

The Norrbottenspets is an ancient dog breed whose purpose has been to hunt, although these days he is a companion dog. Hailing from Noorbotten, Swe..

Hound dogMedium dogSweden
chinese chongqing dog dog

Chinese Chongqing Dog

The Chinese Chongquing Dog is a very rare and unusual breed found only in China and now in Canada. The Chongquing is native to the city of Chongquing,..

Hound dogMedium dogChina
chart polski dog

Chart Polski

The Chart Polski dog is a member of the Greyhound family and comes from Poland. He is an old dog breed dating way back to the 1600s. The dog also g..

Hound dogLarge dogPoland
combai dog

Combai

The Combai is a dog from Tamilnadu, Southern India, developed to hunt dangerous animals by the Indian royalty. It is a rare breed in India, believed t..

Hound dogMedium dogIndia
cretan hound dog

Cretan Hound

Although the Cretan Hound or the Kritikos Lagonikos is recognized in both Greece and Germany, the hunting dog breed is from the island of Crete, Greec..

Hound dogMedium dogGreece
polish hound dog

Polish Hound

It is thought that Polish Hounds descended from the Kostroma Hound. Other experts believe that the dogs were developed through crossbreeding of Bloodh..

Hound dogMedium dogPoland
polish hunting dog dog

Polish Hunting Dog

The Polish Hunting Dog originates from Poland and is a purebred scenthound. Hunting with scent hounds goes right back to the 13th century, being highl..

Hound dogLarge dogPoland
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Russian Harlequin Hound

The origins of the Russian Harlequin Hound are somewhat vague as there are many Russian hunting hounds and many of them have a similar ancestry. Th..

Hound dogMedium dogRussia
russian hound dog

Russian Hound

There are sportsmen and hunters who appreciate the versatile Russian Hound. The Russian Hound has been a popular working breed in its homeland for a l..

Hound dogMedium dogRussia
sabueso espanol dog

Sabueso Espanol

The Sabueso Español is a Spanish Scenthound, hailing from the Iberian Peninsula, Spain. Beyond Spanish borders, this dog is virtually unknown. Ther..

Hound dogMedium dogSpain
schillerstovare dog

Schillerstovare

The Schillerstövare originated in Sweden, being named after a Swedish farmer, Per Schiller. After he died, the dog was named Schillerstövare in 1907, ..

Hound dogMedium dogSweden
grand bleu de gascogne dog

Grand Bleu de Gascogne

The Grande Bleu de Gascogne is a dog which has descended from a line of French hounds. Originating in France, the dog is actually more common in the U..

Hound dogLarge dogFrance
schweizer laufhund dog

Schweizer Laufhund

The Schweizer Laufhund is a breed born in Switzerland and sought after by the French and the Italians for their skill at hunting small mammals, especi..

Hound dogMedium dogSwitzerland
schweizer niederlaufhund dog

Schweizer Niederlaufhund

Originating in Switzerland, the Schweizer Niederlaufhund was established around 1900, when hunting became restricted to districts. The Swiss hunter ne..

Hound dogMedium dogSwitzerland
scottish deerhound dog

Scottish Deerhound

The Scottish Deerhound is considered the Royal Dog of Scotland. It is a sighthound that is large and bred to hunt large Red Deer. They are similar in ..

Hound dogGiant dogUnited Kingdom
segugio italiano dog

Segugio Italiano

Known also as the Segit, the Segugio Italiano is an ancient dog breed believed to have descended from Egyptian hounds. Both males and females stand..

Hound dogLarge dogItaly
serbian hound dog

Serbian Hound

Once known as the Balkan Hound, the Serbian Hound is a scenthound, an ancient dog breed that dates back to the 11th century. He has always been a hunt..

Hound dogMedium dogSerbia
silken windhound dog

Silken Windhound

The Silken Windhound is a breed intentionally developed by Borzoi and Deerhound breeder, Francie Stull. Although the first litter of the Windhoud was ..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
sloughi dog

Sloughi

The Sloughi is an ancient dog breed, dating back to the 13th century, and coming from Morocco, North Africa. Much of its history isn’t well known. ..

Hound dogLarge dogMorocco
smalandsstovare dog

Smalandsstovare

The Smålandsstövare has got quite a long history and dates back to the 1600s. He is the smallest of the Swedish hound breeds. This is a scenthound. ..

Hound dogMedium dogSweden
harrier dog

Harrier

Developed in Great Britain, the Harrier is another hunting dog – a hound that primarily hunts hares and small prey. The breed itself is medium sized ..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom
istarski ostrodlaki gonic dog

Istarski Ostrodlaki Gonic

The Istarski Ostrodlaki Gonic, also referred to as the Istrian wire-haired or short-haired scenthound is a very ancient dog breed. Apparently the dog ..

Hound dogMedium dogCroatia
stephens stock dog

Stephens Stock

The Stephens Stock is a member if the Cur dog breeds. They are a scent hound bred in southeastern Kentucky by the Stephen’s family. For generations th..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
hellenic hound dog

Hellenic Hound

Developed in Southern Greece, the Hellenic Hound was bred to hunt hare and is an ancient breed. It is a medium sized breed with strong scent and track..

Hound dogMedium dogGreece
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Tasy

Call them Tasy or Tazys these sighthound dogs from Kazakhstan have always been used for hunting. This Turkish dog is thought to be one of the oldest ..

Hound dogLarge dogKyrgyzstan
thai ridgeback dog

Thai Ridgeback

Until recently the Thai Ridgeback was not known outside of its native land. However, after being recently recognized as a standard breed, the dogs are..

Hound dogMedium dogThailand
bosnian coarse haired hound dog

Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound

Once known as the Illyrian Hound and also known also as the Barak, the Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound was developed in Bosnia, and as a scenthound, it wo..

Hound dogMedium dogBosnia and Herzegovina
treeing walker coonhound dog

Treeing Walker Coonhound

The Treeing Walker Coonhound originated in the United States and comes from English and American Foxhounds. The fact that the dog has the word ‘Tre..

Hound dogLarge dogUnited States
latvian hound dog

Latvian Hound

The Latvian Hound is a medium sized Russian or Latvian hunting hound. The dog was bred in Latvia, Russia. He was developed from a number of Englis..

Hound dogMedium dogRussia
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Walker Hound

The Walker Hound is actually two different breeds today both descendant from the original Walker. They are the Running Walker Hound and the Treeing Wa..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited States
hortaya borzaya dog

Hortaya Borzaya

The Hortaya Borzaya is an ancient sighthound from Asia with its origins in Kievan Rus = Grand Duchy of Lithuania = Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and ..

Hound dogLarge dogRussia
whippet dog

Whippet

You can just see that Whippets are designed for speed with those super lean, slender bodies. They were developed by crossing Greyhounds with smaller t..

Hound dogMedium dogUnited Kingdom

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