The origins of this ancient breed are hard to nail down since they’re thought to have been around since long before people started writing about them.
Several hours per week of brushing are needed to keep the hair free of tangles and mats, according to AKC.
Afghan Hounds may appear serious and indifferent towards people, but they’re friendly and almost silly with their owners.
The Afghan Hound is tall, standing in height 61–74 cm (24–29 in) and weighing 20–27 kg (44–60 lb).
Although seldom used today for hunting in Europe and America, where they are popular, Afghan Hounds are frequent participants in lure coursing events and are also popular in the sport of conformation showing.
The most famous long-eared dog might just be the Bloodhound.
AKC notes that, in addition to having a good sense of smell, Bloodhounds are friendly and great with children.
Unlike the basset hounds, bloodhounds are tall dogs that can weigh between 80 pounds and 110 pounds.
The second gene determines coat pattern.
In a 2013 survey, the average age at death for 14 Bloodhounds was 8.25 years.
3. Basset Hound
Much like Bloodhounds, Basset Hounds have rumpled faces and ears that nearly sweep the floor.
Their scent tracking abilities are second only to the Bloodhound, and those long and droopy ears certainly help explain why.
The basset hounds have a keen sense of smell and gentle dispositions that make this breed a very practical hunting dog either alone or in a pack.
They require lots of room to roam around to prevent boredom and weight gain.
The short-haired coat of a Basset is smooth and soft, and sheds constantly.
Beagles are among the most popular dog breeds in the world, and have been for some time.
They are natural pack dogs that prefer to hunt in groups.
Due to their history as pack hunters, this breed of dogs prefers the company of humans and other dogs.
Beagles have been depicted in popular culture since Elizabethan times in literature and paintings, and more recently in film, television, and comic books.
From medieval times, beagle was used as a generic description for the smaller hounds, though these dogs differed considerably from the modern breed.From medieval times, beagle was used as a generic description for the smaller hounds, though these dogs differed considerably from the modern breed.
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papillon” is French for “butterfly,” according to the AKC.
The temperament of Papillons is that of a happy, friendly, adventurous dog.
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Rounding out this list is the Weimaraner, a graceful and affectionate sporting breed with captivating eyes and ears that are useful when they're on the hunt.
Weimaraners are great water dogs as evidenced by their webbed paws.
These dogs can be sociable and friendly, with early socialization and strong leadership.
This breed's short coat and unusual eyes give it a distinctive regal appearance.
7. Black-and-Tan Coonhound
The Black-and-tan coonhound is named for its coloring and impeccable ability to track and tree raccoons.
According to the FCI breed standard, Black and Tan Coonhound males should be 25–27 inches (64–69 cm) in height with females slightly smaller at 23–25 inches (58–64 cm) although it does not specify a weight range.
The tail is set slightly below the natural line of the back. If the dog is alert or excited it carries its tail at a right angle.
The stride is easy and graceful, with head and tail held high.
8. English Springer Spaniel
English Springer Spaniels are hunting dogs with soft coats and long, feathered ears.
This breed represents perhaps the greatest divergence between working and show lines of any breed of dog. A field-bred dog and a show-bred dog appear to be different breeds but are registered together.
Field-bred dogs tend to have shorter, coarser coats than the longer furred show-bred dogs.