- Temperament: Affectionate, Intelligent, Athletic, Even Tempered, Gentle, Quiet
- Height: 28-30 (male), 27-28
- Weight: 60 – 80 / 60 – 75
- Lifespan: 10-14 years
- Drive: Hunting, Racing
- Group: Hound
Hound Group Summary
The hound group was the first hunting dog classification. These dogs have traits such as a powerful sense of smell (like the Basset Hound for example) which allows them to follow a trail, high stamina as they pursue their prey, and great speed.
Within this group there are three types of hound:
Sighthounds: follow prey predominately by speed which allows them to keep the animal in sight. These dogs are fast and assist hunters in catching game–fox, hare, deer, and elk.
Scent hounds: follow prey or others (such as missing people) by tracking its scent. These dogs have endurance but are not notably fast runners.
The remaining breeds in this group follow prey using both sight and scent, making them hard to classify as they are neither sighthound nor scent hound.