It’s said that hunting dogs typically bark a lot.
A hunting dog is a hunting dog!
This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You didn't learn this reading for 犬 yet, so here's a mnemonic to help you:
Who has the best hunting dog in the world? Ken (けん) from Street Fighter! His dog is also named Ken, because that's how Ken and Ken do things.