As others have said, many hounds are bred to give humans direction, not take it from humans. The dog-hunter relationship in the case of hounds -- where the hound follows the scent, and the hunter follows the hound -- is very different from that of dogs like Labs or Goldens, who take direction from the hunter. A Beagle, for instance, is hardwired to follow his nose even if the hunter thinks the hare has gone a different way...he knows better. Likewise, a Husky who is being made to pull a sled across ice that he knows is dangerously thin is bred to follow his instincts and disregard human instruction. And, generally speaking, Labs and Goldens are a fair bit more trainable than Beagles or Huskies.But they have to be able to take human direction, do they not, even if they are doing a job close to what they were bred for?
Whenever I hear "bred to work independent of man/humans - I always wonder, "then how do you get them to work with you?" They don't take directions - yet they will need some direction to know what the human(s) want, no?
See what I mean?