The “Hound” is of Belgian origin, but it was the English who gave a big boost this breed. Prior to that time, there was widespread in the Netherlands and some testimonies, dating back centuries, describe a tracking dog with sad and melancholy expression, much like the Bloodhound. Later he was raised with great zeal and care by the monks of the shrine of St. Hubert to become the favorite for royal hounds dog, but being slow to the hunt was used as a tracking dog and blood (blood in English means blood ) to follow and indicate the wounds prey but also to find lost people or criminals.
Big and strong constitution size, height at withers: males 67 cm, females 60 cm. Weight: 40 to 48 lbs. The head falls abundant rough skin on the forehead, the look is melancholy. Very long and hanging lips. Are features its very long ears: if passed above the snout length outgrow; hanging forward against the cheeks. It is covered by a very thin short, silky hair. The coat is short and quite hard on the body, thick, bristly on the ears and the skull. Color: black with tan markings or plain fire. There may be white spots on the chest and limbs.
Take special care with disorders that may suffer in their ears. You need exercise and long walks, which surely will pull the strap tight in pursuit of scents that appeal to you.
Nature and Purpose
Optimal hound for hunting, not very fast but high strength, is used mainly as evidence finder as it is equipped with a truly exceptional smell. Intelligent and affectionate to the master and children shown, however suspicious of strangers. It’s a barking dog.