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Hounds

Bluetick Coonhound

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 12:17am

BREED GROUP: hound

CHARACTER:bred for hunting, a loyal faithful dog, has a high tolerance for children and other animals as long as raised around them. fine with strangers but will make a fuss if someone or something is creeping around.

CARE: minimal grooming required, seldom sheds.

ACTIVITY: although a hunter, is quite happy to lounge around with the family. 

* Medium breed
* Good with children

Bloodhound

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 12:14am

BREED GROUP:hound.

CHARACTER: an independant, gentle dog, that requires strong gentle training, they are an intelligent breed that are eager to please. they bark loudly but infrequently. can be good with children so long as they are not pestered by them. will live in harmony with other dogs and pets.

CARE: occasional brushing is required and periodic cleaning of ears.

ACTIVITY: training must be consistent, not an overly obidient breed, requires patience and tact. can walk for hours on end, loves hunting and be prepared for long hikes.

* Likes Training
* Walks at least three times a day
* Likes playing

Black and Tan Coon

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 12:10am

BREED GROUP: hound.

CHARACTER: a gentle breed around children, but wary around strangers.calm indoors and likes to snuggle up with the family, loves the outdoors and his hunting instincts takeover. may not take to new dogs immediately.

CARE: sheds year round, weekly brushingshould take care of this and ears need regular checks.

ACTIVITY: highly intelligent so training is not a difficult task, although the need to sniff sometimes takes over. can run for miles and miles but also content with good long walks.

* Medium breed
* Good with children

Basset Hound

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 11:35pm

BREED GROUP: hounds

CHARACTER: is well known for his sweet personality and gentle manner. excellent with children, he is easy going, laid back and extremely devoted. gets along fine with dogs and other animals, doesn't like to be left alone.

CARE: apart from his huge ears being kept clean ver little grooming required.

ACTIVITY: not much exercise, play in the garden and walks once a day

* Likes Training
* Likes playing
* Likes fuss and attention

Basenji

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 11:31pm

BREED GROUP: hounds

CHARACTER: pronounced buh sen jee, they are known for the fact that they don't have a bark, they chortle or yodel gently and wail when they are unhappy, but generally they are quiet. it is very independantly minded but bonds closely with its family. they can be trusted with children but don't make a good playmate. needs to be socialised with other household pets from an early age so they don't mistake them for prey. can be difficult to train due to its independance and is not known for its obedience.

CARE: occasional grooming

* Medium breed
* Good with children
* Likes playing
* Likes fuss and attention

Rhodesianridgeback

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 5:47pm

 

* Likes Training
* Average intelligence
* Likes playing