Bloodhounds are famous for their incredible sense of smell, which is unrivaled by any other breed. A bloodhound's droopy jowls, long ears and sagging skin give it a distinctive, easily recognizable appearance. Originating in Europe centuries ago, Bloodhounds excel at police work and tracking, and also make loveable, family-friendly pets. Due to their size, these dogs thrive in larger living spaces.
The Bloodhound is an extremely gentle, kind and loving breed, so if you're looking for a guard dog, look elsewhere!
While dogs that hunt by scent have dated as far back as the first century AD, the first known reference to the Bloodhound was in a 1350 poem by Sir Humphrey de Bohun called "William of Palerne."