The Bloodhound is a large scent hound. They were originally bred for hunting deer and wild boar. Since the Middle Ages, and most often today, the Bloodhounds are used to track human beings. They are able to discern the human odors even days after the person has left the scene. They have been used to by the police and law enforcement throughout the world to track escaped prisoners, missing people, lost children and lost pets.
Bloodhound is a dog breed that is known for being gentle yet tireless when it comes to following a scent. They have a very strong tracking instinct, which sometimes makes them willful and also stubborn. This makes it so that at times they are difficult to obedience train. The Bloodhound temperament is affectionate and even-tempered, which makes them great family pets.
The Bloodhound, just like many other dog breeds, needs to be under close supervision while they interact with children to make sure that they are not unintentionally hurting the child (by running them over or pushing them aside). It is also important to keep an eye out for the Bloodhounds during the summer months for their double-coat can make them overheat very quickly.