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Described as a "unique looking dog in a baggy suit," the Bloodhound is one of the oldest breeds of
dogs that hunt by scent. Although affectionate, they can posess shy natures, sensitive to kindness
or correction by their master. Colors of the Bloodhound include black and tan, liver and tan, and red,
sometimes flecked with white. The actual term "Bloodhound" refers not to what the Bloodhound trails
but instead refers to its status as the "blooded hound," meaning aristocratic, since such great
lengths were taken early on to keep the strain clean.
A Look Back
The Bloodhound made its appearance in Europe long before the Crusades, when the first specimens
were brought from Constantinople in two strains, black and white. Established in America for over a
century, it proved early on to be a tireless worker for law enforcement, being so accurate that
evidence trailed by a Bloodhound has been accepted in a court of law.
Right Breed for You?
While Bloodhounds are extremely affectionate, they are take-charge dogs, so it is important to be
kind, but be the undisputed boss in your household. Bloodhounds should be groomed weekly to
eliminate dead hair and facilitate a routine that will help them look, feel, and smell better.
Did You Know?
- The Bloodhound made its appearance in Europe long before the Crusades, the first
specimens being brought from Constantinople in two strains, black and white. The modern
Bloodhound has its origins in the Ardenne region of central Europe (located on the border of
Belgium and France). It was there that the large game hounds of St. Hubert and Talbot and
the white Southern hound were crossed to produce the dog known as the Chien de St.
Hubert. Even today in some countries the terms Bloodhound and Chien de St. Hubert are
- The first recorded use of Bloodhounds by organized law enforcement was in England in 1805
when the Thrapthon Association for the Prevention of Felons acquired a Bloodhound to search
for poachers and thieves.
- Testimony of a Bloodhound's mantrailing results is acceptable in almost any court.
- The Bloodhound is called the modern representative of the oldest race of hounds that hunt by
- The term "Bloodhound" refers not to what the Bloodhound trails but instead refers to its status
as the "blooded hound," meaning aristocratic, since such great lengths were taken early on
to keep the strain clean.
- In the 12th century, when even bishops rode to the hounds, dignitaries of the Church were
among the foremost in fostering the development of the Bloodhound
Hound Group; AKC recognized in 1885
Ranging in size from 23 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder.
© The American Kennel Club, Inc.
The Bloodhound Breed Standard - www.akc.org/breeds/bloodhound/
History of the Bloodhound - www.akc.org/breeds/bloodhound/history.cfm
National Breed Club - American Bloodhound Club - www.bloodhounds.org
ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR BLOODHOUND
Bloodhounds are delightful characters - lively, entertaining, and very loyal. Bloodhounds love a good
run and need a lot of exercise. They should be taken for a long, daily walk. They have an incredible
level of stamina and can walk for hours on end. A Bloodhound would greatly enjoy hiking with you,
but keep in mind their urge to investigate any interesting scent.
In addition to going on hikes and taking long walks, you and your Bloodhound might enjoy the
Here are some pictures of the VVDOC Bloodhounds enjoying their favorite activities !
|" ELVIS "
Churchil's Talisman BN RA
Earning his Beginner Novice Obedience Title
|Kim and Elvis performing the Heeling Exercise
Earning their first Obedience Novice Leg
|" BODIE "
Churchil's I'll Take Her 2 Vegas RA
Kim and Bodie having fun in the Rally ring
Elvis and Bodie taking a dip in the pool !
|Kim and Bodie "working the track"
JUST FOR FUN
|OCTOBER 2011 BREED OF THE MONTH
||Search and Rescue
|Elvis, Kim and Bodie and the gang
from tracking camp
|Bodie's nose is hard at work
|Sadly, Elvis crossed over The Rainbow Bridge
on September 12, 2011
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