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Bloodhound
Bélgica FCI 84 - Large-sized Hounds

Bloodhound

The Bloodhound It is the dog with thinner smell of the planet.

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History

The Bloodhound (Bloodhound) It is a breed of dog originally from Belgium, more specifically in the region of the Ardennes. It is one of the different breeds of hound recognized by the FCI in Group 6.

Has been traditionally considered to the monks of the monastery of St. Hubert as the creators of the race (for this reason also, are known as St. Hubert Hound), and they based their selection on the hunting dogs used by the monk Hubert, founder of the order and which later to be canonized became the patron saint of hunters. King William the Conqueror took copies of this breed to England when he ascended to the throne. The descendants of these specimens, They were known in the country as Bloodhound, referring to the purity of their blood.

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The name “Bloodhound” not from this dog's ability to track and hunt people, but from a long history of carefully recorded bloodlines. In other words, It is a bloodhound ” of blood”, a kind of dog of the aristocracy, if it can be said like that.

This legend has it that a rich nobleman hunted in a good Friday accompanied by a group of noisy dogs, and in the distance he could see a deer and when he was about to shoot he saw the image of the cross of Jesus Christ drawn on its antlers and since then he retired from his dissipated life to dedicate his fortune to good works. Since then usually give the nobles, the best specimen of his beloved dogs. Today the tradition continues, but now is a religious service and gives blessing to copies, continuing with the exposure of the race in the community of St. Hubert at Belgium.

After the race was introduced in the United States where one of his missions was the search and hunt down the fugitive slaves. For many years the recognition by a Bloodhound incriminating evidence was considered by American courts.

Physical characteristics

The Bloodhound is a powerful hunting dog. The back is very strong compared to the size of the dog. The head is long and narrow. The muzzle is long with a nose of black. Deeply sunken eyes and drooping eyelids. The Chin is very pronounced.

The Bloodhound is a dog with a nose finest of the planet.

Despite its size, is an agile dog. His body is longer than high. Wrinkles on the head and jowls are perhaps one of the most characteristic features, along with the length of its hanging ears. The accepted colors are black and fire, Brown and red in its different shades and fire.

The appeal is of 67 cm for males and 60 cm for females.

Character and skills

It has been documented that they are capable of following a trail of up to fifteen days, because of the enormous sensitivity of their sense of smell, caused by the internal folds of their nostrils. For that reason it is used as a police dog in tracking tasks..

These hounds cannot be kept in a yard without fences. There is a good chance that your tracker instinct carried them wander and get away until the end of their trail.

It is a dog that needs to be exercised (like all dogs), and usually live more happily in large spaces, Although adapts very well to home life.

The Blodhound (Bloodhound), Despite the allusion to the term blood contained in its name (blood), It is one of the animals most affable that exists. It is a dog of noble nature, can be shy around strangers. He is very patient and persevering when looking for a trail…

It is excellent Playmate for children, defend them from any danger. They tend to be very well with other dogs and pets.

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Videos Dog of St. Hubert

Characteristics "Bloodhound"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Bloodhound" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 84
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds
  • Section 1: Scent hounds - 1.1 Large-sized Hounds. With proof of work..

Federations:

  • FCI ,
  • AKC ,
  • ANKC ,
  • CKC , ​
  • KC ,
  • NZKC , UKC


  • FCI breed standard "Bloodhound"

    FCIFCI - Bloodhound
    Dog

    Alternative names:

      1. Sleuth hound, St. Hubert Hound (English).
      2. bloodhound (French).
      3. Bluthund, Bloodhound (German).
      4. Cão-de-santo-humberto, Chien de St. Humbert, Bloodhound (Portuguese).
      5. Perro de San Huberto (español).
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