When one hears the term “full-blooded” it is c…

When one hears the term “full-blooded” it is commonly referred to someone who is speaking about a pure-line of dog. The term actually started with the “Blood,” in the name “bloodhound,” coming from “blooded” – meaning a hound of pure breeding. So the idea of the breed trailing blood of humans as to where they got their name is false.
.
.

Bloodhound’s have a loose coat that is thin to the touch, especially around the neck and head. The flap of skin beneath their throat is known as a dewlap and is a key characteristic of the breed. Besides giving them their distinctive sad-puppy-dog appearance, these ridges, folds and wrinkles actually aid the Bloodhound in their trailing endeavors. Along with their long, floppy ears, these features help the Bloodhound waft scents from the ground up to their sensitive noses and trap them there.
.
.

The Bloodhound is often referred to as “a nose with a dog attached.” It is estimated that they have approximately 250 – 300 million scent receptors — the most of any breed. Once they have identified a scent, they can follow that specific smell, despite all the other odors they encounter, for more than 130 miles and can pick up and follow a scent trail up to 300 hours after the source has left the area – that’s the equivalent a 12 day-old smell.
.
.

AKC recognition came in 1885
.
.

#bloodhound #history #dog #dogs #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #hounddog #pets #facts #instadog #instafollow #l4l #f4f #police #k9 #traildog #searchandrescue #huntingdog #england #worldwide (at Dos Lagos Luxury Theatres)