They look very similar to me. Either breed better for a pet?
Any suggestions on going about acquiring a bloodhound/coonhound?
I read both Wiki articles already. They did not answer my question. Both breeds look very similar to me. So what are their differences?
A ST. Hubert hound or Blood hound is a scent hound that originates in France. They were originally so rare and expensive that only "blue blood" or royalty could afford one. They have an EXTREMELY keen sense of smell.
As colonialist came to America from England they brought with them the English Foxhound (which too, is bred partially from St Hubert's) The English foxhound was soon bred into an American Foxhound. The latter were adapted to hunt Raccoon as well.
Then they bred the Bloodhound with the American Foxhound and because of it's agility and cold nose, it was used to hunt coon. Thus the American Black & Tan Coonhound was bred to be followed by the Walker Treeing Hound, Bluetick Coonhound etc.,etc.,
If you live in the city NO, do NOT get a hound!!! They are LOUD I mean LOUD, they have to be contained or at any time they may strike a scent and take off. If you are still thinking of getting one UKC coonhounds are cheaper generally than Bloodhounds. Try treehound.com