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Happy Hound Dog Calendars
The hound dog group includes dogs that have a great sense of
smell and wonderful athleticism. These breeds where
originally developed to follow game by using sight or smell.
Sight hounds include streamlined dogs like the Afghan,
Greyhound and Saluki. Sight hounds need a great deal of
exercise but some sight hounds, like the Borzoi, Greyhound,
Irish Wolfhound and Saluki, can adapt to being left alone by
themselves during the day if they get a lot of exercise
beforehand. They also make great coursing dogs and can even
take down fast moving deer in some instances.
Scent hounds include breeds like the Bassett, Beagle and
Bloodhound. The dogs in this group of hounds are slower and
have a greater range of size differences, from the tiny
miniature Dachshund to the very tall Irish Wolfhound. These
breeds can track their prey for a very long time by scent
Here is a list and brief description of the top ten hound
dogs by popularity in the United States. This was ranked by
the American Kennel Club in 2008. The bracketed number
expresses where they are in the list of the AKC top popular
breeds list for 2008.
The very popular (Number five) Beagle is one of the oldest
breeds of hound dog. The Beagle is excellent with children
and other dogs. The breed is loyal, cheerful and happy and
they make good family pets, except that their great nose may
cause trouble. Once a Beagle picks up a scent it will
usually follow it to the exclusion of everything else.
Beagles are also fairly difficult to obedience train because
of their independent or stubborn streaks.
Dachshunds are small dog breeds with a long body, short
crooked legs and large floppy ears. The popular (Number
seven) Dachshund can be found in two sizes - Standard and
Miniature, and three coat types - the more common
Shorthaired, the Longhaired and the rarer Wirehaired.
Dachshunds are playful and curious, and love to be with
their families wherever they go. Dachshunds are fine with
older children but do not like the rough handling they may
receive from a toddler. Dachshunds can also be independent
and stubborn and are somewhat difficult to housebreak and
3. Basset Hound
The Basset Hound has short-legs, a long body, loose skin and
great strength for its medium size. Of course it also has a
great sense of smell. Bassets are one of the most easygoing
and best-natured of all dog breeds. The popular (Number
thirty-three) Basset Hound is very gentle, friendly and
trustworthy. They adore their families and all children and
get along well with other animals and strangers. Basset
Hounds can be very stubborn, and when they are following an
interesting smell it may be hard to distract them.
The Bloodhound is a large and strong dog that is well known
both in real life and in fiction for its amazing sense of
smell, which is the most acute of all dog breeds. The
Bloodhound is a kind, gentle and loveable dog. The breed is
fairly popular (Number forty-one) despite its large size and
drooling, and is gentle and affectionate with his family and
children. The Bloodhound should be supervised around small
children and pets as he can be possessive of his food and
5. Rhodesian Ridgeback
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a lean, well muscled and
magnificent, large dog breed. The Rhodesian Ridgeback gets
its name from a characteristic ridge running down its back,
where the stiff hair grows in the opposite direction from
the rest of the coat. The Ridgeback is fairly popular
(Number forty-eight) and is loyal and dignified. This breed
is very intelligent for a hound, and makes a great family
pet. It is extremely protective of its immediate family and
wary of strangers and other animals. This breed is good with
children if raised with them but young Rhodesian Ridgebacks
can be too rambunctious for small children and toddlers.
6. Italian Greyhounds
The Italian Greyhound (Number fifty-nine) is a tiny, toy-
dog-sized version of the Greyhound, but has all the grace
and sweetness of his taller Greyhound relatives. There is
debate as to whether they were originally bred for hunting
small game or meant to be simply a companion. In all
likelihood, both are true, as they are adaptable to city and
country life. The Italian Greyhound's coat can be any color
except brindle and classic black and tan.
The Whippet (Number sixty-one) is a medium-sized dog in the
sight hound group. They are built a lot like a smaller
version of the Greyhound. Whippets get along well with
humans, including children, and the breed make a good family
dog. This breed is good natured, gentle and very playful. As
well, this dog can be easily trained, sheds very little and
is a great size for an apartment. It is important to know,
though, that Whippets do like and even expect to sit on
furniture - so that should not be a consideration if you are
thinking of getting a dog of this breed.
8. Irish Wolfhound
The Irish Wolfhound (Number seventy-nine) is the largest
sight hound and one of the biggest and strongest of all the
giant dog breeds. This breed makes a wonderful family dog as
it is intelligent and fairly easy to train, patient with
older children, reliable, and sweet-tempered. The Wolfhound
adores its people and is not usually aggressive towards
strangers or other pets. Fully-grown Wolfhounds can be left
alone during the day as long as they get some moderate
exercise before and after work.
The Basenji (Number eighty-three) is an unusual, small,
elegant and athletic dog that trots like a horse and keeps
itself clean by fastidious licking itself like a cat does.
Basenjis don't bark, but make other sounds like a chortle,
yodel, or howl to show their feelings. The Basenji is
graceful, energetic, loving, demands attention, and has
never-ending curiosity. This breed needs an experienced
owner who will give it plenty of exercise, daily walks and
play to prevent its getting into trouble.
10. Afghan Hound
The large Afghan Hound (Number ninety-one) has a dignified
and often aloof personality but it is also lovingly attached
to its master. Young Afghan Hounds require a lot of
knowledge and patience to train and need firm and gentle
handling. This breed can be difficult to housebreak and
train - so professional training may be advisable. The
Afghan needs a lot of exercise but still retains a high prey
drive and will run off if you let it off leash. The Afghan
is suspicious of strangers but can adapt to older children
if raised with the family. However the Afghan Hound should
be watched around small children as this breed can have a
bad temper in adolescence.