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The Association of Bloodhound Breeders
Established 1897

Welcome to the website for The Association of Bloodhound Breeders.

The ABB was set up in 1897 by a group of prominent breeders. Their aims were to foster the breed both in the developing show arena, by encouraging more classes and offering prize money, as well doing everything possible to promote the training of bloodhounds to hunt man.
The Bloodhound is still a dual purpose hound as well as a family pet.

Show page - Entry forms and schedules for the Open show in April and Championship show in September held at the Tollerton Cainine accadamy each year can be found on the show page along with the results. This page also contains information about judges, training and updates from the Kennel Club.

Trials page - Each year in the spring and autumn there are working trials, details and entry forms can be found here and the results. Special stakes are held in the winter months for hounds winning senior stakes, as these are not always held details will appear here. This page includes information about "hunting the clean boot" for competitors and those wishing to judge.

Members page - The Association is run by a committee elected from the members. How to join, including the necessary forms and subscription rates can be found here, along with a list of members websites and other useful links.

We hope you find the information you are looking for within this site, for further enquiries regarding any aspect of the breed, please use the contact form or call the Honourable secretary.

Hon Secretary Ann Freer, Farlam House, Farlam CA8 1LA. 01697746933

Oliphant Collection
A few pieces of the collection of documents that belonged to Mrs Mary Oliphant of Chatley Bloodhounds and kept by her daughter Jean. A direct family descendant contacted the ABB and asked if they would be of interest to us. The collection has been entrusted to us so it can be preserved as a reference source for research now and in the future. Selected items from the collection will be reproduced in the magazine for members to share.
The First ABB trials catalogue 1889 has been faithfully reproduced and copies are available at £5 each plus postage. The original on the top of the pile. Chatley Blazers full 9 generation pedigree, hand written, measuring 2 feet wide and 4 foot long has been scanned and will be printed full size. Further details to follow.
first trialsAnn Freer Scan Low Res with Watermark


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