Welcome to the American Bloodhound Club 2019 National and Regional Speciality celebrating Saint Huberts Day.
Saint Hubertis is the patron saint of hunters, mathematicians, opticians, and metalworkers. He was born in 656 AD as the eldest son of Bertrand, Duke of Aquitaine. He was known for his charm and agreeable address and spent time at court in Paris, France. He married Floribanne the daughter of Dagobert, Count of Leuven. Floribanne died giving birth to their son, Floribert of Liege who becomes the Bishop of Liege.
After the death of his wife Hubert withdrew from the medieval court and lost himself in the 'hunt'. He died on 30 of May 727 AD. Saint Hubert's Feast is celebrated on the 3rd of November each year.
His association with hunting is why bloodhounds are known as Saint Hubert hounds. The bloodhound, legend says, was first breed in 1000 AD by monks at the Saint-Hubert Monastery in Belgium, France. Even though St. Hubert did not live to hunt with a full blooded bloodhound he definitely hunted with their ancestors.
The Chein de Saint-Hubert hound is said to be the ancestor of many breeds. The extinct breeds of the Norman Hound and Saintongeois and the still existing breeds of Grand Bleu de Gascogne, Gascogne Saintongeois, Aregeois and Artois Normande.
Over the years the popularity of the bloodhound has been up and down. As for the American Bloodhound Club they will forever be in our hearts.
November 4-9, 2019
Join us in Mesquite, Texas:
Hampton Inn and Suites Mesquite Convention Center
1700 Rodeo Drive
Mesquite, Texas 75149
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DEADLINE = OCTOBER 13
Entry Deadline Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:00 PM MDT
The 2019 National and Regional Specialty is organized by the South Central Bloodhound Club. For more information regarding this regional club click on this button: