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Group 6 dogs: hounds and bloodhounds, what are the particularities?

This group 6 is composed of sporting dog breeds. These dogs, whose predatory instinct is very developed, are used for hunting or guarding. Here is an overview of the dogs in Group 6.

First section of Group 6: Hounds

This section 1 of Group 6 is divided into 3 sub-sections: large hounds, medium hounds and small hounds.

Large Hounds (Section 1 - Group 6)

  • French white and black
  • French white and orange
  • French tricolor
  • Billy
  • Great Anglo-French white and black
  • Great Anglo-French white and orange
  • Great Anglo-French tricolor
  • Great Vendéen griffon
  • Great blue of Gascony
  • Great Gascon saintongeois
  • Poitevin
  • English Foxhound
  • Otterhound
  • St. Hubert's Hound American Foxhound
  • Black and Tan Coonhound

Medium sized hounds (section 1 - Group 6)

  • Blue Griffon of Gascony
  • Griffon fauve de Bretagne
  • Nivernais Griffon
  • Anglo-French small game hound
  • Beagle-Harrier
  • Bruno Saint Hubert Français (note that this breed is recognized by the SCC but not by the FCI)
  • Artois Dog
  • Porcelain
  • Small blue of Gascony
  • Small gascon saintongeois
  • Briquet griffon vendéen
  • Ariegeois
  • Spanish hound
  • Austrian black and tan hound
  • Styrian wirehaired hound
  • Tyrolean Hound (Tiroler Bracke)
  • Istrian wirehaired hound
  • Istrian Shorthaired Hound
  • Posavatz Hound
  • Bosnian wirehaired hound, called Barak
  • Italian Shorthaired Hound
  • Italian wirehaired hound
  • Finnish Hound
  • Polish Hound (Ogar Polski)
  • Polish Hound
  • Greek Hound
  • Norwegian Hound
  • Halden Hound
  • Hygenian Hound
  • Serbian Tricolor Hound
  • Montenegrin Mountain Hound
  • Serbian Hound
  • Hamilton Hound
  • Schiller's Hound
  • Småland Hound
  • Swiss Hound (Schweizer Laufhund)
  • Transylvanian Hound
  • Lucerne Hound, Schwyz Hound (Bernese Hound, Bruno du Jura, Hound)
  • Slovakian Hound

Small Hounds (Section 1 - Group 6)

  • Basset artesian normand
  • Basset bleu de Gascogne
  • Basset fauve de Bretagne
  • Great Basset griffon vendéen
  • Small Basset griffon vendéen
  • Basset Hound
  • Beagle
  • Drever (Swedish Basset)
  • Small Swiss Hound
  • Small Lucerne Hound, Small Schwyz Hound (Bernese Hound, Jura Hound)
  • German Hound (Deutsche Bracke)
  • Westphalian Basset Hound

Section 2 of Group 6: Bloodhounds

This section 2 has only 3 dog breeds. Bloodhounding is a hunting technique that consists of tracking wounded game so that it can be finished off by hunters in order to shorten its suffering. These dogs undergo a BST (Bloodhound Aptitude Test) and if they pass, a mention is added to their pedigree.
  • Alpenländische Dachsbracke
  • Bavarian Mountain Bloodhound (Bayrischer Gebirgsschweisshund)
  • Hannoveraner Schweisshund (Hannover'scher Schweisshund)

Third section of Group 6: Related breeds

Only 2 dog breeds represent this section 3 and are used for guarding as well as for hunting due to their great versatility.
  • Dalmatian
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback

Main characteristics of Group 6 dogs

These dogs are hardworking, dynamic, intelligent, and have great tenacity. They are obedient, dedicated, have incredible stamina, and are known for their exceptional scent. It is no wonder that they are excellent companions for hunters.

Accustomed to the great outdoors, Group 6 dogs are nonetheless - for most of them - good companions that adapt perfectly to a family life with attentive but firm and consistent masters, because these dogs need to be channeled. It is better not to be sedentary to raise this type of small companion in order to be able to meet its great need for exercise.