Known for their acute sense of sight and smell, hounds are commonly used to assist hunters by tracking game. Having great endurance, they are able to trail for long periods. As family companions, they are reliable and loving. Keep in mind that many hounds like to bay, so they can be vocal from time to time.
Among the most notable hound breeds are the Basset Hound, Beagle, Bloodhound, Coonhound, Dachshund, Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound, Pharaoh Hound, and Rhodesian Ridgeback.
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