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Bloodhound

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Bloodhound
Exercise
Grooming
Appearance
23-27” (58-69 cm) 80-110 lb (36-49.5 kg) 3 colours: black and tan, liver and tan, and red. White marking acceptable on chest, feet and tip of tail. Facial wrinkles and loose upper lips (or flews)
History

The Bloodhound can trace its ancestry to the Norman conquest of 1066. Originally from Belgium, the Schweisshund was crossed with Talbot Hounds and Southern Hounds to produce this superb tracking dog with the distinctive voice. This “king” among scent hounds was used by nobility to hunt stag. The breed’s name refers to the owners’ high status. The Bloodhound appeared on the English Kennel Club’s first register in 1873, and over a century later, it is still renowned for tracking criminals, fugitives and missing people.

Personality

Lots! Extremely affectionate, sensitive – even shy, the Bloodhound needs company. An aristocrat who is not above being a clown, he makes a loyal family dog. They can, however, be a challenge to train because following a scent is his priority! A contained yard will keep him from following his nose into uninvited territory.

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Bloodhound Breeders

Copperleigh Reg’d
Ontario

Copperleigh Reg’d, Sharon McKinnon. Bloodhounds and only bloodhounds since 1992. Our hounds are first and foremost wonderful family members; bred for temperament, health, proper conformation and of course longevity. Very selective breeding and all our puppies are raised in our home underfoot. Available to approved show, working and pet homes. RR1, Emsdale, ON P0A 1J0. (705) 636-1995; copperleigh@live.com; www.copperleighbloodhounds.com

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