Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound
Estados Unidos Hounds of large size

Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound

Black and Tan Virginia Foxhounds are hunting dogs with an excellent sense of smell

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History

The Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound, It is believed that it descends from hunting dogs introduced in America in 1650 by Robert Brooke.

These hounds were the ancestors of the varieties of American hunting dogs.

George Washington received a Foxhound French as a gift of the French aristocracy and that dog he crossed one of the hunting dogs bred by the Lord Brooke that it resulted in the race Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound, as we know it today. Later, Irish Foxhound were crossed, also, with the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound to increase your stamina and speed.

In 1966 the state of Virginia elected Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound as official race of the State of Virginia. This race, along with other varieties of Foxhound American, It was created by the upper class during the Colonial era, mainly for the purpose of Fox hunting.

Physical characteristics

While the Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound is similar to its equivalent in English, the English Foxhound, the American version has been raised to be lighter, higher and more agile.

His physical appearance, the most distinctive feature is its coat, It is black and Tan on a white base, short and rather coarse hair. They are large size dogs, they grow to a height of 21 - 25 cm and can weigh between 30 and 35 Kg. His head is long, their ears are large and falls on her face. The eyes are Hazel or brown, giving a friendly look and intelligent in his face.

Character and skills

These dogs are loyal and Nice by nature, they need a lot of exercise to prevent boredom, because if they get bored or when locked for long periods of time can become quite destructive, and breaking furniture and all crossing on their way. They require much attention during the training and need to be well socialized.

These dogs have an excellent sense of smell and are faster than other hunting dogs when they pursue their prey.

While adapt with ease, life in an apartment does not make them very happy, they need plenty of exercise and in his absence is likely to upload weight easily. Apart from the need to exercise, they tend to be reasonably healthy and are not usually affected by genetic diseases of hip and bones, as it happens in other races. Their life expectancy average is about 10-12 years.

The Black and Tan Virginia Foxhound, is a beautiful breed for anyone wanting a dog of gentle temperament adore staying active with their masters.

It has the soft nature of a Black and tan coonhound and the strong personality of a Scent hound.

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St. Hubert Hound
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Sabueso de San Huberto

The St. Hubert Hound It is the dog with the more developed nose around the globe

The St. Hubert Hound (In English, known as 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 your group 6.

Traditionally the monks of the Saint Hubert monastery as the creators of the race.

Read all about this race by clicking on: Bloodhound.

  • Alternative names: Chien de Saint-Hubert / St. Hubert Hound / Bloodhound / Bluthund
  • Group 6 / Section 1.1 – Hounds of large size

Dogs breeds: St. Hubert Hound


Bloodhound
Bélgica FCI 84 - The hound par excellence

Bloodhound

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

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History

The Bloodhound (St. Hubert Hound) 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 a long history of bloodlines carefully recorded. In other words, It is a bloodhound ” of blood”, a kind of dog of the aristocracy, if you can say so.

This legend has it that a rich nobleman hunted in a good Friday accompanied by a group of noisy dogs, in the distance he saw a deer and when he was about to shoot it was drawn the image of the cross of Jesus Christ in his antlers and since retired from his dissipated life to devote his wealth 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 was considered proof incriminating 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. The deeply sunken eyes and drooping eyelids. The Chin is very pronounced.

The Bloodhound is the dog with thinner smell on the planet.

Despite its size, is an agile dog. His body is longer than high. In the head and Chin wrinkles 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 able to follow a trail of up to 15 days, because of the enormous sensitivity of their sense of smell, caused by the internal folds of their nostrils. For this reason is used as a police dog in tracking work.

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, 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, It can be shy with strangers. It is very patient and persevering if looking for a trail you want…

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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Bloodhound Ratings

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 their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 6 –> Hounds type, and related breeds. / Section 1.1 –> Hounds type of large size. With working trial.
  • FCI 84
  • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
  • FCI nomenclature of the Bloodhound breed
  • BLOODHOUND FCI

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 (Spanish).
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