I'm interested and I think they are wrong. Many places in the US use hound and dog interchangeably. Hound is a specific type of dog yes but same species. This is a cognate and we should embrace similarities when they occur. Just a side note, when you put hond into Google translate it returns dog but if you put hound in, it returns hond. So I think the person/people who made this decision need to chill out and let people learn. Let's face it, most people don't know the difference between a dog and a hound and when my dog is in heat, your hound will still jump my fence.