The dogs in the hound group are often considered the original hunting dogs. This group of dogs can include everything from Beagles to Basset Hounds, Dachshunds to Greyhounds. And of course, here at the Shelter, we also frequently see beautiful mixed breeds. The hound group is known for several distinguishing features and characteristics including a great sense of smell, high energy and a heart for adventure. Hounds also can easily be recognized by their love for vocal expression, with loud baying noises when they are excited. Would you consider adopting an adventurous hound dog today? Visit our adoption page to see if there are any hounds looking for a loving home.