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The Austrian Black and Tan Hound is a breed of dog originating in Austria. Colouring in this breed is highly important; it must be black with small, clearly defined, light to dark fawn markings.

The Ariegeois is a relatively new breed of scenthound originating from the Ariege region of France. Primarily used for hare coursing and driving games to the guns lying in wait, they are versatile enough to adapt to many types or terrain and hunt solo or in packs.

The Staghound is a large type of dog resembling the Greyhound and the Scottish Deerhound. The Staghound is not recognized as an official breed; it encompasses a few closely related dogs that have been bred as hunting and running dogs, including the Australian Staghound and the American Staghound.

The Africanis is a landrace of Southern African dogs. It is believed to be of ancient origin, directly descended from hounds and pariah dogs of ancient Africa, introduced into the Nile Valley from the Levant. Africanis is also an umbrella name for all the aboriginal dogs in Southern Africa.

The American Foxhound is a breed of dog that is a cousin of the English Foxhound. They are scent hounds, bred to hunt foxes by scent.
While standards call for the American Foxhound to be about 21–25 in (53–64 cm) tall to the withers, and weigh anywhere between 55–71 lb (25–32 kg), many of them are larger in structure (especially the show strains), with males standing 26–29 in (66–74 cm) and females 25–28 in (64–71 cm) and smaller in weight, typically between 45–65 lb (20–29 kg).

The English Coonhound, also referred to as the American English Coonhound (by the American Kennel Club only) or the Redtick Coonhound, is a breed of coonhound that originated in and is typically bred in the Southern United States. It is descended from hunting hounds, especially Foxhounds, brought to America by settlers during the 17th and 18th centuries.

The Bloodhound is a large scent hound, originally bred for hunting deer, wild boar and, since the Middle Ages, for tracking people. Believed to be descended from hounds once kept at the Abbey of Saint-Hub

The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog in the hound family. The Basset is a scent hound that was originally bred for the purpose of hunting hare. Their sense of smell and ability to ground-scent is second only to the Bloodhound.