@RobertClarkphoto While working on a a story on the Evolution of Dogs I was able to set up a portrait studio at the #WestminsterDogshow (across the street in the hotel Pennsylvania.) The idea was to do as many different breeds as possible so that we could illustrate the results of selective breeding, which has lead to the wide variety of dogs species, Dogs have been breed for different reason with the goal of having very specialized results.
Bloodhound is a large scent hound, originally bred for hunting deer, wild boar, and since the Middle Ages for tracking people. Believed to be descended from hounds once kept at the Abbey of Saint-Hubert, Belgium, it is known to French speakers as the Chien de Saint-Hubert. This breed is famed for its ability to discern human scent over great distances, even days later. Its extraordinarily keen sense of smell is combined with a strong and tenacious tracking instinct, producing the ideal scent hound, and it is used by police and law enforcement all over the world to track escaped prisoners, missing people, lost children and lost pets.
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