Now Bring in the Scent Hounds

The scent hound, as you would expect, is a type of hound that hunts by using its powerful sense of smell rather than sight. Once they identify a scent, they are able to track their prey, or humans, over long distances and rough terrain. They do need to be fast runners but do need the endurance to follow scents over long distances. Most [...]

Now Bring in the Scent Hounds2022-01-14T06:50:08-08:00

Happiness Is A Warm Beagle

Charles M. Schulz was famous for saying, "Happiness is a warm Beagle."  Okay, already.  I know he said "puppy," not "beagle, and it was the name of one of his books."  But Snoopy, probably based on one of Schulz's childhood dogs,  was a Beagle, so I am sure he would not mind my creative plagiarism. Where Did Beagles Come From? No one really knows [...]

Happiness Is A Warm Beagle2021-03-11T02:51:33-08:00

Hound Group Dogs Were Born To Hunt

Dogs included in the American Kennel Club(AKC) Hound Group are a diverse collection of sight hounds and scent hound s. They range in size from the very short Dachshund to the very tall Irish Wolfhound. Some are very ancient breeds, such as the Pharoah Hound and the Saluki, while others are more recent developments, such as most American coonhound breeds. While they may [...]

Hound Group Dogs Were Born To Hunt2021-03-08T08:36:23-08:00

Is The Amazing Dachshund Too Brave For Its Own Sake?

When you need someone to flush a fierce badger from its burrow, who are you gonna call?  Dachshund, that's who! Dachs is the German word for badger.  The English translation of the German "dachshund" is "badger dog."  The Dachshund was bred to chase and flush badgers from their burrows.  This dangerous job takes a very courageous dog, and the Dachshund is one of the [...]

Is The Amazing Dachshund Too Brave For Its Own Sake?2021-07-11T06:11:45-07:00

Sighthounds Are Super Fast Dogs And Excellent Family Pets

Sight Hounds Dogs classified as sighthounds were bred or evolved to spot game by sight and chase it down with great speed. They need to have good vision and to be fast runners to succeed as hunters. Consequently, most of the dogs we cover as sighthounds have long legs, low body fat, look streamlined, and built for speed. Sighthounds may look malnourished and [...]

Sighthounds Are Super Fast Dogs And Excellent Family Pets2021-03-06T13:22:11-08:00
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