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Descended from the dogs bred by Saint Hubert, the patron saint of dogs, the Bloodhound is one of the oldest of the hounds. He was brought from Belgium to Britain by William the Conqueror in 1066, and takes his name from the English "blue bloods" or aristocrats who took an interest in the breed. 

The Bloodhound is a scenthound who tracks his quarry by smell. His extra long ears help stir the scent and channel it up his nose. This helps keep him on the trail of his quarry. Originally bred to hunt stag in packs, the legendary nose of the Bloodhound led to his most famous work - tracking down criminals on the run. Today Bloodhounds are also used in search and rescue.

The Bloodhound stands 26 inches tall at the shoulder. He has a short, smooth, weatherproof coat in black and tan, red and tan, or tawny. Grooming requirements are minimal. Eyelids and ears need special attention. Although he is a very clean dog, he does have a tendency to drool.

The Bloodhound is gentle, sensitive, and affectionate. With his long, low-set, droopy ears and sad expression, he looks like he needs a friend! He adores children and is good with other pets. However, his size and strength may be a problem in homes with very young children. As a pack animal, he is happiest when part of a big family or with other dogs. 

Intelligent, responsive, determined, and persistent, the Bloodhound is a tireless tracker. Although he housebreaks easily, the Bloodhound is very stubborn. Training can therefore be an interesting and challenging experience for both dog and owner.  

The image of the sleepy hound on the farmer's porch is very misleading. The Bloodhound is a large, active animal who needs daily exercise. He is capable of great endurance when on the trail. As a scenthound, he should be kept in a fenced-in yard to combat a tendency to "follow his nose". 


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Renée Saint-Louis, Anderlues Perm Reg'd



Renée Saint-Louis
50, chemin Du Pont
Pont-Rouge, QC   G3H 1M2
(418) 873-2418

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Tammy Arseneau
(613) 347-1973   OR
Debbie Blowatt
(204) 654-1343

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Did you know?


The Bloodhound 
is the only animal whose evidence is admissible in an American court of law.


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