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Bloodhound

A fantistic sense of smell! (other names: Chien de Saint-Hubert, St. Hubert Hound)

Bloodhound
origin:Belgium
classification:Hound
height:58 to 69 cm
weight:36 to 50 kg
exercise: Demandingtraining: Difficultgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Demandingsize: Large
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History [ edit ]

The large Bloodhound, also known as Chien de Saint-Hubert and  Flemish Hound is more than one thousand years old. It has been known as a breed since at least the Middle Ages and it is generally accepted that the breed was perfected (not created) by monks of St. Hubert in Belgium. Bloodhounds are considered to be the first of the pure blooded hounds but no one knows how the name was originated. It is a scenthound  and due to its remarkable ability to follow a scent many days old, over vast distances, pursuing his path regardsless of obstacles such as walls, fences or ditches, it is used as a police dog to track escaped prisoners, fleeing suspects and missing people. Bloodhounds´ tendency to drool is a characteristic