Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Do you smell that?

A few months ago (yes, I know, I am such a blog slacker) I had the rare opportunity to tag along with my friend Bonnie and her Bloodhound Aiden for a a little tracking/trailing practice. Aiden is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met and I just have to sink my hands into her AMAZING wrinkles every chance I get!

Bloodhounds have an incredible work ethic and and intense drive for tracking. Because of this intense drive they have been known to stick to a trail for more than 130 miles.....Hold on Bonnie!

Bloodhounds are often referred to as a NOSE with a dog attached! They have 230 MILLION Olfactory cells, that's forty times the amount that we humans have.