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Pharaoh Hound

MEDIUM DOG BREED

Pharaoh Hound

This is the only breed that blushes. When the Pharaoh Hound is happy or excited, its nose and ears turn a deep rose color.

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Plott

MEDIUM DOG BREED

Plott

One of the oldest breeds of hunting hounds in this country is the Plott. The origin of this unique breed dates back to 1750 when Johnathan Plott emigrated to the United States from Germany. Plott brought hounds with him that had been bred in Europe for the purpose of chasing wild boar.

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Redbone Coonhound

MEDIUM DOG BREED

Redbone Coonhound

Guts, grit and a desire to please are the words owners use to describe their good-looking hounds, whose bell-like voices ring out when they tree their quarry. Red hounds have been common in America since colonial times.

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Rhodesian Ridgeback

LARGE DOG BREED

Rhodesian Ridgeback

This is truly a lion-hearted dog. The only breed originating in South Africa, the Rhodesian Ridgeback was developed as a dual-purpose dog: to hunt the African lion and hold it at bay, and as a family protector and watchdog, gentle with small children.

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Saluki

MEDIUM DOG BREED

Saluki

This slender, elegant sighthound was used to course fox, hare and gazelle. Muslims considered it to be a sacred gift from Allah. One of the world's oldest breeds, Salukis were never sold but presented as gifts or tribute, and that's probably how they reached continental Europe.

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Scottish Deerhound

LARGE DOG BREED

Scottish Deerhound

If you're looking for a quiet, dignified hound that will be loving, loyal and courageous, you can't do better than to consider the Scottish Deerhound, a shaggy-coated Greyhound type.

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Treeing Walker Coonhound

MEDIUM DOG BREED

Treeing Walker Coonhound

The Treeing Walker Coonhound was developed in the United States in the 1700s. They take their name from two unrelated men (both named walker) who imported English foxhounds and bred them with a stolen dog of unknown origin.

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Whippet

MEDIUM DOG BREED

Whippet

Developed in England to hunt by sight, the Whippet was bred down from the Greyhound (and several other breeds) by working class folk. Known as the “poor man's racehorse,” the breed was introduced to North America by Lancashire textile workers who came to work in the New England mills.

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