8 Interesting Things To Know About Hound Dogs

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#7 – American Foxhounds And Basenjis

8 Interesting Things To Know About Hound Dogs

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The American Foxhound goes back to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, at which time it was bred from various French, English and Irish Hound breeds. George Washington helped with this endeavor and has been called the father of the American Foxhound. They are fast and agile, great for hunting, but aren’t that popular with those who don’t hunt.

Basenjis are built more lightly and come from Central America where they helped in hunting. That’s because, while being fast and smart, they also are silent and are called the “Barkless Dog.” He or she may yodel while playing or in greeting, but that’s about it. It didn’t gain popularity in England and America till the early twentieth century.

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