The History of the Bloodhound

The bloodhound was first recorded in Britain in the 1300 and may have appeared much earlier with to William the Conqueror being credited for bringing them to England in 1066. The bloodhound is probably a direct descendent of the St – Hubert’s hound, bred by a French monk named Hubert who became St Hubert the patron saint of Hunters in the 700’s. The bloodhound is a large scent hound, and was originally bred for hunting deer and wild boar. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that the hounds were used to track human scent and are currently used for law enforcement all over the world for tracking criminals. In Scotland the breed was known as “sleuth hounds” and used extensively for protecting property against poachers and cattle thieves.

The bloodhound was first recorded in Britain in the 1300 and may have appeared much earlier with to William the Conqueror being credited for bringing them to England in 1066. The bloodhound is probably a direct descendent of the St – Hubert’s hound, bred by a French monk named Hubert who became St Hubert the patron saint of Hunters in the 700’s. The bloodhound is a large scent hound, and was originally bred for hunting deer and wild boar. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that the hounds were used to track human scent and are currently used for law enforcement all over the world for tracking criminals. In Scotland the breed was known as “sleuth hounds” and used extensively for protecting property against poachers and cattle thieves.