Long Legged Scent Hounds
In contrast to sight hounds, scent hounds follow their prey by scent rather than sight. Many are named after the prey which they were breed to hunt. For example the Otterhound hunted otters Often scent hounds were hunted on the end of the leash, so historically were called Leash Hounds. The Bloodhound or Saint Hubert Hound is the oldest recognised Scent Hound and certainly many of our modern breeds date back to this breed.