Our Hounds

The Annapolis Valley Hunt is registered as an English Foxhound pack, but also has a number of crossbred hounds with American and Penn Marydel lines. Hounds are bred for nose (the ability to detect and interpret the scent of the quarry), cry (volume and quality of voice while giving tongue), drive (the urge to go forward on the line), stamina, speed and independence. The degree of the development of any one characteristic greater than another is dependant on the country being hunted and the attributes the Huntsman and the Masters of Foxhounds believe desirable for the specific quarry.