A hound is a type of dog that assists the hunter by either tracking or chasing their prey. It can be contrasted with the gun dog, which assists hunters by identifying the location of prey and/or recovers shot quarry. The hound breeds were the first hunting dogs. They have either, a powerful sense of smell, or great speed.

There are three types of hound, with several breeds belonging to each type:

  • Sighthounds (also called gazehounds), which follow prey predominantly by speed, keeping it in sight. These dogs are fast and assist hunters in catching game—fox, hare, deer and elk.
  • Scent hounds, which follow prey or others (like missing people) by tracking its scent. These dogs have endurance but are not fast runners.
  • The remaining breeds of hound follow their prey using both sight and scent; difficult to classify as they are neither sighthound nor scent hound.

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