Sometimes known as the St. Hubert Hound, Bloodhounds were specifically bred to track humans. They’ve earned quite the iconic status, often shown in movies chasing down escaped convicts, but the truth is that they’re very sweet, gentle dogs.
The earliest record of the Bloodhound (and seeming origin) is from Belgium in 1000AD, where the monks of the Saint-Hubert Monastery would breed them. Every year they would send two black hounds to the King of France, a tradition that ended with the French Revolution. At this time they were known as St. Hubert Hounds. Read More