Until December 2015 I was a member of the Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme [ABS], but I no longer subscribe.
I provide pages for guidance notes on socialisation, diet, exercise, training, preparing for a bloodhound puppy and adult, and the process of buying a Sanft Bloodhound puppy from me.
My passion for bloodhounds started with my first dog hound in 1979, since the sport of hunting the clean boot provided a relatively safe hobby, with exercise for the hound and owner. Although the sport includes following a pack on horse back, I enjoy following a single hound on foot, preferably off-leash, to allow the hound to cast around the path walked by a line-walker. This contrasts with all-breed Kennel Club Trials performed on a tight leash where the tracking dog is not expected to deviate from the track laid.
My preference is for new owners to continue this sport through Kennel Club Bloodhound Trials,
or at least maintain the bloodhound's activity in hunting human scent for fun, trailing or SAR.