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Ibizan Hound

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ibizan hound

Ibizans are clean, quiet and gentle. They're great runners - some Ibizans can easily scale fences. Ibizans need lots of exercise, and they're somewhat suspicious of strangers. They like children, but should be watched around cats and rabbits.

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.

Greyhound

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greyhound

Greyhounds are quiet, gentle and affectionate. Greyhounds are runners and that need lots of space to exercise. They're sometimes frightened by cars and city sounds, and sometimes aggressive with cats and small pets. Obedience training is recommended. Greyhounds can be difficult to housebreak.

Greyhounds are sight hounds. 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.

Harrier

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harrier

Harriers trail hares in England; they are the English version of the Beagle. They're good-natured, but energetic. They need lots of running exercise. Harriers will become destructive if they're confined too long. They're friendly with strangers, and get along well with children and other pets.

Harriers 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.

English Foxhound

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english foxhound
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The English Foxhound is a noble fellow who is the epitome of a hunting dog. Pack hounds are so active, athletic and scent-driven that they can have a tough time transitioning to home and hearth. There are show lines of English Foxhounds whose temperaments are better suited to indoor living, and it's essential that a prospective owner explore these first. As the quintessential pack animal, the English Foxhound generally gets along well with others, and he is a gentle and affectionate dog.

Dachshund (Standard and Miniature)

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dachshund (standard and miniature)
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Bold, confident, intelligent and alert, the Dachshund is a companion who may be short of leg but is not short of personality. Lively and courageous (sometimes to the point of rashness), the Dachshund can be a bit bossy about getting his way, but his loyalty to his family is unshakable. When threatened or suspicious, he is a great protector of his family, whom he loves with all his heart. In general, longhairs are considered slightly more easygoing, wirehairs more playful, and smooths a bit more aloof.

Borzoi

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borzoi

Borzois are quiet and independent. While a Borzoi can adapt to city life, it prefers the country where it has lots of space to run. Borzois are suspicious of strangers and often aggressive with other animals. These dogs will snap if teased, so they're not the best breed for families with young children.

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Remarkably calm and cat-like indoors, the Borzoi is self-aware and dignified. Although he can be aloof with strangers, he is extremely loyal and affectionate with those he loves, even showing a silly streak around his family. While he is gentle and sensitive, he also has a stubborn streak due to his independent nature.

Bloodhound

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bloodhound
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The Bloodhound is a kind-souled, affectionate hound who gets along with everyone. Large and loose skinned, he is a presence wherever he goes. Because he was bred to be single-minded and persistent, the Bloodhound is often more interested in what's on the ground than what you're trying to show or tell him. Despite his stubborn streak, his sweet nature and gentle good humor make him a great pet for owners willing to put in the time to train him.

Black and Tan Coonhound

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black and tan coonhound

Coonhounds are good-natured, energetic, and enjoy sniffing and exploring. They're usually suspicious of strangers and sometimes aggressive with other dogs. Coonhounds will howl if they're left alone.

Coonhounds are hounds dogs. Because they are great at sniffing and exploring, hounds were originally used to trail rabbits, foxes and other small mammals. Most hounds are good-natured dogs that make loving companions if trained properly. Hounds are sometimes stubborn, though, so training may take a while.

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Intelligent, loyal, eager and good natured are all apt descriptions of the Black and Tan Coonhound. A kind, confident, bright and courageous hound, he is in his glory when working an open trail and treeing a raccoon. While he's big and ready, he's also mellow when not on the trail. He makes an excellent hunter and fireside companion. The Black and Tan Coonhound can be excitable when roused, so socializing him to different animals and people, including children, is advisable.

Beagle

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beagle

 

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Attracted to the Beagle because he's so darned cute, people soon respond to his other endearing characteristics: his playfulness, his curious nature and his self-assuredness. The Beagle has a tail that never seems to stop wagging. With his outgoing, friendly nature, it's natural for him to want to stop and say hi to friends and strangers alike.

Basenji

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basenji

Basenjis are high-spirited and playful. These dogs don't bark - they yodel. Basenjis are active and need regular exercise. They're escape artists and fast chasers, and they can be very destructive if left alone too long. These are stubborn dogs that are sometimes aggressive with other animals.

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The Basenji is a quick, inquisitive hunter and protector of his homestead. His eyes and expression speak volumes about his personality. One look at him and you can tell that he's smart, playful and independent minded. He is typically aloof with strangers but friendly with his family. He does not vocalize like other dogs and is often called "barkless."
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