The Bloodhound is defined by their famous wrinkled face and huge droopy ears. Their eyes are warm and deep set with an expression of quiet dignity. Their coat comes in a variety of colors including red, liver and tan, and most commonly and well known black and tan.
Bloodhounds are a highly intelligent and social breed of dog. They love the company of other dogs and people. This breed especially loves to spend time and play with children. They are very easygoing dogs, but they are driven by their nose, and can often lead their owner on an adventure if they catch the scent of something interesting and want to follow it.
Now a days, these dogs are given employment with police departments where they are utilized to help with scenting drugs, explosives, and manhunting. Additionally, they are used as search and rescue organizations. Their sense of smell has saved many lives around the world.
Origin of the Bloodhound
Bloodhounds originated in Western Europe over 1000 years ago. This breed was perfected within well-funded monasteries in France and England thanks to the bishop’s breeding programs with the purpose of scenting the trail of deer and boar. The breed was named “Blood Hound” meaning “Of Aristocratic Blood” which speaks to the breeds nobility.
Is a Bloodhound right for me?
If the Bloodhound is your breed of choice, you will have a kind and intelligent dog who will love smelling anything and everything he or she comes in contact with while out on walks or on adventures. Your dog will brighten your home with his noble expression and wagging tail enjoying play with you and your family.
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