A "hound" is a dog from one of several breeds often trained to hunt. This term originated in old English when fox hunting was a popular sport for royals and nobles. Hunting dogs were known as foxhounds. A hound typically... More »

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According to Dogtime, there are two types of hound dogs, known as sight hounds and scent hounds. Sight hounds are dogs known to be fast and run after anything in motion. Scent hounds are known to wander away to follow a ... More »

The term "tick hound" can refer to the bluetick coon hound or the redtick coon hound, which are two distinct breeds of dogs. The official name of the redtick coon hound is the American English coon hound. More »

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Hound-terrier mix breeds include the beagle-Jack Russell terrier and bascottie, which is a mix of a Scottish terrier and a basset hound. A basston is a cross between a basset hound and a Boston terrier. More »

A Plott Hound Lab mix is a dog that is a cross between the Plott Hound and Labrador Retriever breeds. The Plott Hound is a scent hound originally used for hunting boar. A Labrador Retriever is a popular breed of gun dog. More »

Also known as the Ainu, the Hokkaido is a thin, muscular canine originating in Japan and thought to be one of the oldest breeds in the world. The species bears a thick coat of lighter fur, usually fawn, grey or white in ... More »

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The Yorkshire terrier is one of the most popular small dog breeds. The poodle is another popular dog with curly fur. The dachshund, another small breed, is also known as a wiener dog because of its long body. More »