The origin of Blood Hound ancient breed comes from Belgium. There, these dogs were known and bred for over 1000 years. Later on they were brought to France and England. From there these dogs got spread around the world and eventually brought to the new world of America. This breed has contributed to development of many other hunting and tracking breeds, such as American Coonhounds, for instance. This breed did not get widely spread in the USA. Therefore, finding responsible breeders is quite a task. Consider contacting reputable Kennel Clubs to find their contacts and get the best and healthiest Blood Hound puppies. These dogs are excellent trackers, but that makes them a bit hard to train. They get easily unfocused, catching a scent and starting to track it down. These dogs are friendly and kind. They have no strong hunting killing instinct, but rather tracking one. They get along well with children and love human attention. These dogs are active and the puppies are very playful. But, they need proper socialization, great amount of training and strong human leadership. Blood Hound dogs are strong and are equipped with magnificent tracking devices, their noses. They have a very long head, compared to the rest of the body. It is long and narrowing down to the nose. The back is large and strong. The nose is always black. The eyes are deeply set and brown or yellow in color. The ears are long and drooping down. Blood Hound dogs have lots of skin, especially on their heads and muzzles. The lips are not tight, but rather hanging loose. The coat is short and a bit harsh to the touch. The hair becomes a bit softer on the head and ears. They come only in black and tan. They will reach up to 27 inches in height and can gain up to 110 pounds in weight. The bitches of Blood Hound breed are slightly smaller. They reach 25 inches in height and 100 pounds in weight.