Trigg Hound

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Trigg Hound History

The Trigg is a hound of the scenthound type, made famous for its involvement in fox hunting, although it is also used for hare and deer hunting. The origin is obscure, though the hounds resemble those depicted in paintings and prints of the 16th century. The characteristics of the early 17th-century hounds differ little from those of today, except that the tails of many of the earlier examples were docked, as was done with virtually all hounds until the late 19th or early 20th centuries. The Duke of Beaufort, who owned much land in the Herefordshire area, was responsible for establishing the tradition of foxhunting with that pack, which still hunts as “The Old North”.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Trigg Hound Physical Characteristics

The Trigg Hound is a medium-large, long-legged hunting breed that is typically 27 to 30 inches at the withers and weighs between 55 and 75 pounds. They have a long, lean, muscular body and a medium length, coarse, hard, flat, and glossy coat that is brindle, red, white, or black in color. They have triangular shaped, erect ears and a pointed muzzle. The Trigg Hound’s eyes are usually dark brown, but they can also be a lighter shade of blue. They have slit-like nostrils and a bushy tail. They are courageous, alert, and agile.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

White, Pied, Black, Brown, Blue

Height Range

Male Height Range: 23 – 24 inches

Female Height Range: 20 – 22 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 45 – 55 lbs

Female Weight Range: 35 – 45 lbs

Trigg Hound Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Trigg Hound Health Concerns

Deafness, Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd), Ear Infections, Pelger – Huet Syndrome

Trigg Hound Temperament and Behaviour

The Trigg Hound is an athletic, high-energy and agile hunting dog. They are gentle, loving and protective with their families, but can be independent and stubborn. They are sensitive and can become irritated by external stimuli. They can be aggressive toward other small animals.

Trigg Hound Activity Requirements

The Trigg Hound is a relatively new breed of dog that was created in the United States. They are believed to be a mix of several different hound breeds, including the Beagle, Harrier, and Foxhound. While they are relatively new, the Trigg Hound has quickly become a popular companion. They are playful and affectionate, and they make wonderful housedogs. While they are not as high-energy as other hunting breeds, they do require regular exercise. They will need a daily walk or a chance to run around outside. If you are looking for a fun-loving and cuddly companion, the Trigg Hound may be perfect for you. They are intelligent and eager to please, and they love to snuggle. While they are not high-energy, they do need regular physical and mental stimulation.

Miles Per Day

18 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Trigg Hound is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Trigg Hound is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Trigg Hound is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Trigg Hound is part of the Unclassified group.

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