The Bloodhound appeared in Europe well before the Crusades. Two strains were brought from Constantinople, white and black. They have been in America for more than 100 years and greatly helped the police force, to the extent that evidence they discover is accepted in court.
The Bloodhound is a dog who will take charge if you let him. So you need to maintain your authority while still giving him all the love and attention you can. He’s very affectionate and needs to be groomed regularly so he feels, looks and smells good. He stands 23 – 27 inches high.