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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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However, the other definitions include also "a domestic dog of any of various breeds commonly used for hunting, characteristically having drooping ears, a short coat, and a deep resonant voice" (The Free Dictionary 2016), "a dog of any of numerous hunting breeds including both scent hounds (as the bloodhound and beagle) and sight hounds (as the greyhound and Afghan hound)" (Merriam-Webster English Dictionary 2016), as well as simply "a dog" (The Free Dictionary 2016).
The organisation rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes unwanted and abused greyhounds, along with lurchers and other sight hounds.
4 Pharaoh hounds When excited, these sight hounds "blush", with ears and nose turning rosy-pink.
Sight hounds do not have double coats unlike most of the other dog breeds.
Dogs appeared in the discussion of the livestock market, which offered large hunting dogs resembling bulldogs, sight hounds, scent hounds, companion dogs, and guard dogs, along with small cats and kittens of various colors.
Sight hounds These dogs visually spot prey and then chase it down.
When visitors walk through the exhibition hall, they will notice two distinct feeding behaviors: One group of squamates-called "sight hounds"--hunt by sight.
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.
They have been specially bred by different kinds of groups - classes, occupations, and trades - for particular uses: sight hounds, retrievers, herding dogs, watchdogs, even draft animals, are attached respectively to nobles and hunters, sheep raisers, property owners, and small tradespeople.
* Sight hounds include the greyhound and were designed to chase and bring down prey.