Non-sporting Breeds

Bloodhound

Bloodhound
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 25-27 in (63-67.5cm) Bitch: 23-25 in (58-63cm)
Weight: Dog: 90-110 lb (40.5-48.5kg) Bitch: 8O-1OO Ib(36.3-45kg)
Coat: Smooth, short, and weatherproof
Color: Black and tan, liver (red) and tan, or red

The Bloodhound or Chien de Saint Hubert is one of the oldest hound breeds. It is generally believed that its earliest ancestors were dogs bred in Assyria around 2000-1000 BC. Taken to the Mediterranean region by Phoenician traders, it then spread through Europe. A concentration of hounds developed in Brittany in the 7th and 8th centuries, from which emerged the Saint Hubert. Able to follow a days-old scent, the Bloodhound will not kill its quarry once found. Good with children and exceedingly affectionate, the Bloodhound makes an ideal companion for those who have the room to accommodate it, the energy to exercise it, and neighbors who do not object to its baying. It can be kept in an average-sized home provided that it has adequate exercise, but is best suited to a rural environment. It should be groomed daily with a hound glove.
 
 
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