Mr. C. L. Olvis: All NOHS Hound Breeds

Reverend Phillip Honeywood established a beagle pack in in the 1830s and it is believed that this pack formed the basis for the modern breed. Although details of the pack's lineage are not recorded it is thought that North Country Beagles and Southern Hounds were strongly represented; suspected that formed a good majority of the beagle's bloodline, but the origin of the Harrier is itself obscure. Honeywood's Beagles were small, standing at about 10 inches (25 cm) at the shoulder, and pure white according to John Mills (writing in in 1845). and also had Beagle packs around this time, and royal favour no doubt led to some revival of interest in the breed, but Honeywood's pack was regarded as the finest of the three.

Genetically, the Irish wolfhound as a breed is threatened by a  related to the over-use of a .

Scottish Deerhounds are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they're prone to certain health conditions. Not all Deerhounds will get any or all of these diseases, but it's important to be aware of them if you're considering this breed.

Mrs. K. B. Ashe: All Hound Breeds

As with all breeds, the Black and Tan Coonhound can be prone to certain health conditions. Irish wolfhounds should not receive additional supplements when a good dog food is used. It is generally accepted that they should be fed a low protein adult dog food (19 to 21% protein) from puppyhood onward. Most breeders today recommend that they not be supplemented to slow their rapid growth.

Mrs. K. B. Ashe: All NOHS Hound Breeds

Irish wolfhounds are the tallest of all dog breeds, sometimes reaching 7 feet tall on their hind legs. They are well suited to rural life, but their medium energy profile allows them to adjust fairly well to suburban and urban life as well, provided they receive appropriate exercise.

Ms. S. C. Way: All Hound Breeds


The 7 #Dog #Breed Groups Explained - Hound Group: All hound breeds pursue warm-blooded quarry. The sleek, long-legged sighthounds use explosive speed and wide vision to chase swift prey, like jackrabbits and antelope. Tough, durable scenthounds rely on their powerful noses to trail anything from a raccoon to an escaped convict.The Basenji is a breed of hunting dog bred from stock that originated in central Africa. Most of the major kennel clubs place the breed in the Hound Group more specifically, in the sighthound type.Hounds are the original hunting dogs, many pre-dating the gun-assisting hunters in their sporting group. There is a great deal of diversity, both temperamental and physical, within this group, a history of hunting assistance often being the only common bond among some of the hound breeds. In size, they range from the tall and lanky Irish wolfhound to the short-legged dachshund. These dog breeds originally assisted hunters in the field with either excellent scenting abilities or exceptional speed.The Mudhol Hound, also known as Caravan Hound is an Indian breed of dog of the sight hound type. The feathered variety is commonly referred to as a Pashmi. In the villages he is known as the Karwani/Karvani. Caravan hounds are bred for hunting small/medium sized game and guarding farms.