Hounds were the original hunting dogs and all hound breeds share the ability to assist humans with hunting. Hounds can be split into their specific skills; scent hounds, sight hounds and other. They are mostly used to track or chase whatever animal is being hunted, compared to gun dogs who are used to retrieve shot game. Scent hounds tend to have very loud, booming barks which allow them to follow the scent while remaining vocal to let their owners know they're on the trail. Sight hounds on the other hand are very fast and agile, which allows them to move swiftly when running.