Hound Dogs

Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound   The Norwegian Elkhound (Norsk Elghund ) enjoys the prestige of being the official national dog breed of Norway. Traditionally bred to aid in the hunting of moose, the Norwegian Elkhound's compact build betrays the considerable bravery needed...

Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound

  Origin and brief history: Dating from sooner than 1500 B.C. and first mentioned in Irish literature, wolfhounds were famous for their large stature and were used by nobility as hunting dogs, as well as for fighting against wild animals for entertainment....

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback    Origin and brief history The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a breed of dog that was established in Southern Africa. The Ridgeback can be traced to early pioneers of the Cape Colony of southern Africa. The pioneers crossed their dogs with the more...

Bloodhound

Bloodhound

  Origin and Brief History Bloodhounds are descended from a line of hounds originally bred by the monks at the Saint Hubert Monastery in Belgium around 1000 A.D. Two of these hounds were given as an annual gift to the King of France. Legend claims that William the...

Saluki

Saluki

  ‘THE AMAZING SALUKI DOG’   Truly the Saluki is the oldest of all surviving Dog’s!.......   Original History:   To be sure the Saluki Dog or breed is amongst the earliest known dog that still exists today.   ORIGIN:   Yes alongside his...

Borzoi

Borzoi

    Borzoi The Borzoi is a breed of long-haired sighthound generally understood to have originated from Russia in its current form. The name translates to “fast”. Also known as the Russian Wolfhound (Русская псовая борзая), borzoi bear a strong physical...

Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound

Origin and Brief History Descendant of one of the oldest breeds of canine, Afghan hounds are, of course, named for their country of origin. Originally discovered in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, these aristocratic looking dogs hunted utilizing sight and...

Basenji

Basenji

  Origin and Brief History The Basenji is one of the oldest dog breeds on the planet. The ancient Egyptian pharaohs used to breed dogs similar to Basenjis, carvings of which can be seen on some of the pharaohs' tombs. The modern Basenji was bred from a line of...

Greyhound

Greyhound

History Despite being one of the better known dog breeds the origin of the Greyhound was much debated (with some claiming they were related to the sighthounds of early Egypt) until in 2004 D.N.A. testing proved they were more descended from the early sighthound stocks...

Whippet

Whippet

  Whippet   Origin and brief history The Whippet also known as the Snap dog or the English Whippet is a medium sized breed of dog. The Whippet originated in England and is of the class of sight hounds. They originated from the greyhound and are shown in the...

Dachshund

Dachshund

  Origin & Brief History   Dachshund is known to have originated from Germany. Their name is German where dachs stands for rabbits or badgers and hund stands for hound or dog. There were mentions about dachshund description dogs in ancient Egyptian...

Beagle

Beagle

  Origins and Brief History Beagles are small to medium sized dogs that originated in Great Britain. Ancestors to the beagle can be found as far back as ancient Greece, but the modern style beagle can first be seen in the early to mid 1800s in Great Britain. They...

Basset Hound

Basset Hound

Origins and Brief History The Basset Hound is a descendent from the Bloodhound breed.  The name itself comes from the French word “bas,” which means low.  This points to their short legs keeping them low to the ground.  The dog breed became popular in Europe, and was...