A word about training hounds. You may hear several people or books making claims about hounds being stupid or stubborn. In reality, what we consider stubborn, is often this dog's desire to sniff and hunt that clashes with our desires. So if you are asking your hound to heel and your hound wants to go sniff a spot instead, you may think he is being stubborn, when in reality, he is just doing what he was bred to do for many centuries with his nose.