#5 – Different Hounds Have Different Characteristics
Hounds, such as Foxhounds and Beagles, all make an odd sound called baying. This unique, howling sound is often featured in films during hunting scenes. If you dont like the sound of baying, you may want to think twice before adopting this type of pet. There are two subgroups of Hounds. One group, Sighthounds or Gazehounds, consists of superior runners. These dogs are excellent hunters and can easily spy and quickly pursue prey.
Sighthounds are normally aloof, quiet, serene and tend to be sleeker in appearance than Scenthounds, a breed to which they are related. The Basenji, Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound, Saluki, Whippet, Afghan, Borzoi, Ibizan, Pharaoh and Scottish Deerhound are all members of the Sighthound family. These days, Sighthounds are not often utilized for hunting; rather, they run with their owners, take part in lure coursing or engage in racing.