Association of Bloodhound Breeders

Established 1897

Welcome to the website for The Association of Bloodhound Breeders.

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The ABB was set up in 1897 by a group of prominent breeders to promote the abilities of the Bloodhound. 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.

We welcome all bloodhound enthusiasts to become members whether you have 1 or a pack.

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 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 secretary.

Hon Secretary Ann Freer, Farlam House, Farlam CA8 1LA. 0169774693

Due to the on going Covid 19 situation and advice from the Kennel Club the committee have sadly had to cancel the Championship show this year. The safety of our members and visiting competitors is very important to us. With the uncertainty about social distancing and spikes in infection in the autumn the committee felt it was safer to cancel.
The Kennel Club has advised all events untill the end of September should be cancelled. It is hoped that the government restrictions will be lifted so we can hold working trials in October. They are currently planned for but will be subject to KC and government advice.
The postponed AGM will be held after summing up on novice day 4th October 2020, Irby Upon Humber

Bloodhounds at Crufts 2020

in the Dogs Activities hall. There were bloodhounds at Discover Dogs stand as well
crufts Bloodhounds 2020


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