Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hound Breed

The Hound Breed group includes:

American Foxhound
Basset Hound
Black & Tan Coonhound
English Foxhound
Irish Wolfhound
Rhodesian Ridgeback

Breeds in this group are easily distracted and have an independent nature.  Dogs in the group may have less drive to please their owners because they were bred to work independently of humans.  These dogs may easily be distracted by scent and movement.  The most important basic obedience cue you can teach these dogs is focus.  This cue is usually verbalized with a "Look" or "Watch Me."

Many of the dogs in this breed group like to bark and howl, as they were bred for.  This can make it very difficult for many owners and I do not recommend this group for apartment dwellers.

For more information on the Hound Breed group visit the American Kennel Club's website.