The breed is also known to have superb hearing, picking up the slightest sound long before any human awareness.
They are among the oldest of hounds and their hunting instincts are deeply ingrained.
Personality and Traits:
At the same time, because of their sensitivity, they need a gentle approach and lots of praise when you are training them. Harshness won't work with this breed - actually, it usually doesn't work with any breed!
As a family companion, they are affectionate, intelligent and make good watchdogs.
It has been reported from a British survey, that cancer is the main cause of death in this breed with lymphoma and liver cancer being the two most common types.
Secondary health issues to be aware are related to heart defects.
Appearance, Coat And Care
Height: 23-28 inches
Weight: 31-55 lbs.
Color variations: Cream, White, Golden Fawn, black and tan, red, and tricolor.
There are two coat types. The more common is smooth and silky, with feathering on the legs, back of thighs and long silky ears. The other coat type is short and smooth all over.
This breed sheds about average and grooming is handled quite easily by occasional brushing. They are considered a naturally clean dog and another nice feature is that its coat is basically odor free.
This dog has awesome stamina and can run at a very high speed. If you happen to be an athletic type who can run at a good clip, this dog, when conditioned, would have no trouble keeping up.
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