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Breeds 101

Rhodesian Ridgeback

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The Rhodesian Ridgeback was developed in South Africa in 1800's; The breed is the result of crossing between European hunting dogs and a native dog who had a ridge of hair growing down its back.

Breeds 101

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

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The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen has its ancient origins in the Vendee region of France around the 16th century; In 1947, its characteristics were fixed by Abel Desamy, who was a French breeder. The name translates to the following: Pettit (small), Basset (low), Griffon (wire-haired, Vendeen (French region).

Breeds 101

Hamiltonstovare

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The Hamiltonstovare was created in Sweden by the founder of the Swedish Kennel Club, Count Adolf Hamilton; He bred the first Hamitonstovare in the late 19th century by crossing varieties of German Beagle with the English Foxhound and local Swidish hounds.

Breeds 101

Bavarian Mountain Hound

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The Bavarian Mountain Hound were first bred in the mountainous regions of Bavaria in Germany, and they were used as Scent Hound; The breed was first developed during the 19th century by crossing Hanovarian hound with Red Mountain Hounds and the result was a lighter dog that would be able to work.

Breeds 101

Segugio Italiano

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Segugio Italiano is quite common in Italy, where it is originated. Egyptian artefacts from the times of pharaohs show that today’s Segugio is very similar to the Egyptian coursing hounds of antiquity. 

Breeds 101

Scent Hounds

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Scent Hounds are breed that primarily hunts by scent rather than sight. They use their noses and profound stamina to wear down game and bring it to bay. The scent hound will bark or howl when it encounters the scent trail of its prey.