You ain't nothing but a hound dog. Photo credit: Canva Pro/Getty Images

Here are 10 of the most popular and snuggly hound breeds of dog - beautiful, independent pups

You ain’t nothing but a hound dog sang Elvis, and if he meant agile, speedy and independent, then he was definitely right.

Dog ownership soared by nearly eight per cent last year according to the Kennel Club, as lockdown meant people felt more able to open their home up to a new puppy, or perhaps a rescue dog.

There seems to be no letting up in the popularity of pups, as prices continue to soar in alignment with the huge demand.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your perfect pooch – whether you want a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed.

The Kennel Club separates breeds into seven different groups, each of which have a particular set of attributes.

If you are looking for a dog that is speedy, independant and agile, then you should take a closer look at these breeds of dog in the hound dog group.

These are the 10 most popular hound dogs in the UK, according to Kennel Club registrations in 2020.

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