Can be reserved and wary of strangers, although this can be overcome through socialization when young. They are loyal to their family and are best with older more considerate children.
Intelligent, alert, active, loyal family dog. They excel in tracking and hunting.
They do not get on with non-canine pets and some may be aggressive with other dogs though this can be reduced through firm, consistent training.
They require mental and physical activity to prevent boredom and destructive behavior. They are hounds and are natural hunters so they will run off, given the opportunity.