Whippet History The Whippet is a breed of domestic dog originally developed in Great Britain. The Kennel Club officially recognized the breed in 1874, but… Read More »Whippet


Shikoku History The Shikoku is a very rare Japanese spitz-type dog. It is related to the Akita and Shiba, and its early development may have… Read More »Shikoku

Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Deerhound History The Scottish Deerhound is a medium-to-large-sized, long-legged, smooth-haired, scent hound. The Scottish Deerhound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1897.… Read More »Scottish Deerhound


Saluki History The Saluki is a medium-sized, long-legged sighthound, developed in the Middle East as a long-distance runner. The modern English name for the breed… Read More »Saluki

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback History The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a Southern African breed of domestic dog. The ridged coat is distinctive, being long, straight, and very tight… Read More »Rhodesian Ridgeback

Pharaoh Hound

Pharaoh Hound History The Pharaoh Hound is a medium to large sized domesticated breed of hound that originated in Egypt. The Egyptians are believed to… Read More »Pharaoh Hound


Otterhound History The Otterhound is a scent hound that originated in the British Isles. The Otterhound was used to hunt otters, and the name is… Read More »Otterhound

Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound History The Norwegian Elkhound is a medium-sized, long-legged, heavy-boned, upright-hunting hound. The Norwegian Elkhound is a medium-sized, long-legged, heavy-boned, and upright-hunting hound. He… Read More »Norwegian Elkhound


Norrbottenspets History The Norrbottenspets is a Swedish herding dog that was created in the 1930s. The Norrbottenspets is a medium-sized working farm dog. The Norrbottenspets… Read More »Norrbottenspets

Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound History The Irish Wolfhound is an Irish breed of domestic dog. It is the largest extant wolfhound, and was initially bred for hunting… Read More »Irish Wolfhound

Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound History The Ibizan Hound is an ancient breed of scenthound from the island of Ibiza. The Ibizan Hound is a medium-sized, long-legged hound.… Read More »Ibizan Hound


Harrier History The Harrier is a medium-to-large-sized, short-legged, long-bodied, bird of prey native to Africa. It is believed to have evolved in the Pleistocene era,… Read More »Harrier


Greyhound History The Greyhound is a fast and powerful sighthound that originated in the British Isles. The Greyhound is the fastest of all land animals,… Read More »Greyhound

Finnish Spitz

Finnish Spitz History The Finnish Spitz is a medium-sized spitz-type Nordic sleddog. The origins and ancestry of the Lapponian Herder or Finn-Spitze is often disputed,… Read More »Finnish Spitz

English Foxhound

English Foxhound History The English Foxhound is a large, muscular hound with a bushy tail. The coat is white with tan or brown highlights. The… Read More »English Foxhound


Drever History The Drever is a herding and draft dog that originated in Norway. The Norwegian Kennel Club (NKK) officially recognized the Drever in 1935.… Read More »Drever


Dachshund History The Dachshund is a breed of domesticated canine, distinguished by its long, low body. Its name means “badger hound” in-German, though it has… Read More »Dachshund


Borzoi History The Borzoi is a Russian breed of large sighthound that was originally used to track deer and boar. The Borzoi is a medium-sized,… Read More »Borzoi


Bloodhound History The Bloodhound is a scent hound and member of the Hound Group. The Bloodhound’s name derives from the word “blood”, which refers to… Read More »Bloodhound

Basset Hound

Basset Hound History The Basset hound is a breed of scenthound originally developed in medieval Europe. The ancestors of modern Bassets were used as a… Read More »Basset Hound


Azawakh History The Azawakh is a sighthound from West Africa. It is known for its endurance and speed, and its distinctive elongated head. The Azawakh… Read More »Azawakh


Basenji History The Basenji, also called the African Barkless Dog, is a breed of domesticated, scent hounds. The origin of the Basenji is unknown. However,… Read More »Basenji

American Foxhound

American Foxhound History The American Foxhound is a type of hound that originated in the 1600s and was traditionally used to hunt foxes. The AKC… Read More »American Foxhound

Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound History The Afghan Hound is an ancient, medium-sized sighthound with a long, straight coat. Developed in Central Asia, the Afghan Hound has been… Read More »Afghan Hound