The Bloodhound is an iconic scent hound: big and tall (up to 27” and 150lbs) with loose folds of skin, he is one of the oldest dogs to hunt by scent. Finding fugitives or lost children, the Bloodhound works tirelessly, and with such accuracy, he made the Guinness Book of World Records as the first animal whose evidence is legally admissible in some U.S. courts! He is an affectionate dog but requires training, and his coat requires regular grooming.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.