Typical coyote hounds can range in size from 16 to 30 inches and weigh between 55 and 90 pounds, depending on the breed. The top five coyote hounds are the American staghound, Plott hound, greyhound, Mountain View cur and black mouth cur.
They are hunting dogs that require early training and adequate exercise.
The American staghound is a sighthound used by hunters for different types of game. It ranges in size from 24 to 30 inches and has long legs and a muscular body. It was bred primarily for hunting coyotes and for its keen scenting ability
The Plott hound ranges in size from 20 to 24 inches, and was bred as a mountain dog, trained to hunt big game such as bear and wild boar. It is known for its endurance and stamina and is used for coon hunting.
The greyhound weighs between 50 to 85 pounds and was originally bred as a hunting dog to chase rabbits, deer and foxes. Greyhounds are sprinters; fast and agile, with the ability reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.
Cur hounds are working dogs, bred for their ability to hunt. They range in size from 16 to 26 inches.