Someone asked me to give some tips on painting one of these hounds, so I figured I'd post it here. I always use Google to come up with reference pictures. I usually don't go by one specific one, but they let you get the general idea of what colors and patterns would be consistent to the breed.
So my pallet of colors will be white, black, brown, burnt sienna, and yellow. I use acrylic paints, a tiny brush, and a bigger brush. I'll be using thin washes of paint and I will apply it in layers to get the shades and depth I want. I'll be painting directly on the bare wood, no sealers or BLO or anything. Sometimes I will be painting on dry wood, to keep colors from bleeding. Other times I will dampen the wood, in order to blend colors, and add shadows. Here is what I'll be using.