Even if your puppy is a mixed breed, you can learn a lot about his behavior by reading this chapter. The way your puppy acts has a lot to do with how he looks. That is, if he looks like a hound (and he's either a purebred hound of some type or he has some hound blood in him), he's going to act like a hound. By learning how hounds act, you're going to understand his behavior that much more. This section is intended to help you better understand your dog, or to help you shop for the kind of dog you think would best suit your lifestyle. But remember, every dog is an individual. That's why it's important to talk to other owners of the kind of dog you have or are interested in.