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What is a Hound? Hound definition

The definition of a Hound is a specific type of dog that has been bred for catching various types of hunting game, and includes a number of dog breeds. A broader, more informal definition of a Hound, is any dog.

A picture of a houndA picture of a hound

Hounds generally have a strong sense of sight and a strong sense of smell, powerful legs, strong stamina (ability to run for long periods of time), and long (often droopy) ears.

Hounds were originally bred in Europe, particularly in France and Great Britain as part of big game hunting. A hound can be seen in Disney's popular animated film "The Fox and the Hound."

by Margaret Walker on Mon, 01/18/2010 - 22:59

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