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A hound that hunts primarily by sight rather than scent, such as a greyhound or a whippet. Also called gazehound.
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4 Pharaoh hounds When excited, these sight hounds "blush", with ears and nose turning rosy-pink.
Then, like other sight hounds, the chameleon grabs the prey with its tongue.
According to Dr Deborah Lynch, from the Canine Studies Institute in Aurora, Ohio, the groupings classify dogs into sight hounds, scent hounds, working and guard, toy and companion, northern, flushing spaniels, water spaniel/retriever, pointers, terriers and herding.
It is also great for dogs that are athletic or have high energy, and can be used for training for sight hounds and hunting dogs.
Sight hounds include the greyhound and were designed to chase and bring down prey.