Flier,Walkie-Talkie,Jump Hound,Jump Dog,Tail Hound and Yoick.Huh?

Certain breeds have a language all their own, and if we’re discussing hounds  they certainly have their own unique terminology. A “flier” is a fast, hard running hound of exceptional ability, while a “Walkie-Talkie” is a hound that is pretty darn slow, but barks a lot. “Jump Hound” or “Jump Dog” is a hound with an unusually strong ability to find and jump rabbits, but a “Tail Hound” is the dog at the rear of the pack. Our personal favorite? Yoick. It’s an old hunting cry.

“In the Shallows” by Deborah Harris

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