Whippets are gentle dogs that love to curl up under blankets. They have a tendency toward nervousness and are timid around strangers. Whippets need long walks and runs. They usually gets along well with dogs and cats, but should be watched around rabbits and rodents. They're sometimes hard to housebreak.
Scottish Deerhounds are quiet, gentle and easy-going. They like running and are most at home in the country. Scottish Deerhounds usually get along fine with other dogs, but they're sometimes aggressive with cats and rabbits. They're stubborn dogs that are hard to housebreak.
Two varieties of Saluki are available: Feathered Saluki and Smooth Saluki.
Salukis are quiet, gentle and calm. They're agile jumpers that need lots of running exercise. Salukis are timid with strangers. They get along well with other dogs, but they're sometimes aggressive with cats and rabbits. Salukis are sometimes hard to housebreak. Professional obedience training is highly recommended.
Pharaoh Hounds are playful, lovable and athletic. They're great jumpers that need lots of running exercise. Pharaohs are suspicious of strangers, and sometimes aggressive toward small animals. Some breeders say this breed blushes when it's excited --i ts nose, ears and eyes turn pink.
Plott Hounds are intelligent and alert. They're barkers and noted for their stamina. They need lots of exercise or they'll become destructive. They're often aggressive with other animals and suspicious of strangers.
Petit Bassets are enthusiastic little dogs that are a great deal of fun to have around. They're friendly with strangers, kids and other pets. They like to jump, bark and dig.
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are hound dogs. Because they're great at sniffing and exploring, hounds were originally used to trail rabbits, foxes and other small mammals. In general, most hounds are good-natured dogs that make loving companions if trained properly. Hounds are sometimes stubborn, though, so training may take a while.
Otterhounds are lovable and easygoing. They need lots of exercise, and become destructive if left alone. They like children, but they're too clumsy for toddlers. Otterhounds are sometimes aggressive with strange dogs and small pets. They're stubborn and hard to housebreak. Otterhounds have webbed feet.
Norwegian Elkhounds are confident, alert and independent. They love to be outdoors, especially in cold weather. They're sometimes aggressive with other dogs and love to bark.
Norwegian Elkhounds are part of the hound group. Because they're great at sniffing and exploring, hounds were originally used to trail rabbits, foxes and other small mammals. In general, most hounds are good-natured dogs that make loving companions if trained properly. Hounds are sometimes stubborn, though, so training may take a while.
Irish Wolfhounds are the tallest dogs in the world. They're extremely calm and adapt best to country life. Irish Wolfhounds like lots of exercise. They're friendly with strangers and other animals. Because of their size, they're too clumsy for small children. It takes several years for an Irish Wolfhound to reach its full size.