Have you been thinking about getting a Bloodhound puppy but cannot figure out where to get one? Well, I’ve got you covered.
Getting a Bloodhound puppy of good quality can be difficult if you don’t know where to look. Ideally, reputable breeders are the best source for getting puppies, but it takes a bit of effort to find one.
So, I have put together a couple of places (online) where you can find Bloodhound puppies for sale. Some of these places are sure to have quality puppies, and some may not.
What quality you can get depends on where you get the puppy from. Before that, we have to understand the different types of Bloodhound breeders and their differences.
Understanding the Different Types of Bloodhound Breeder
First, I want to make it clear that it is best to purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. This is because the best dogs are mostly gotten from reputable or professional breeders.
There are other options for getting your Bloodhound puppies such as puppy mills, backyard breeders, and adoption agencies. But these are poor sources for getting a healthy Bloodhound puppy that perfectly matches your preferences and lifestyle.
You might get a good, well-trained Bloodhound dog through adoption, but it may not be the dog you want.
Puppy mills are by far the worst place a buyer can get a puppy. They keep dogs in cruel, unsafe, and unsanitary conditions and breed them to make quick profits.
Backyard breeders are amateur dog breeders with substandard breeding techniques. They mate dogs with very little preparation, planning, and they care little for the puppies they breed. Backyard breeders are basically unethical dog breeders who only breed dogs for the sake of profit.
Reputable breeders are everything puppy mills are not. They take complete care of their dogs, making sure to keep to ethical standards and performing health checks on them. They not only make sure their puppies are healthy, but they also make sure their puppies are purchased by good people.
Adoption agencies are another source for getting Bloodhound puppies. A lot of dogs out there are homeless, unloved, and require loving families.
Dog adoption is the process of assuming responsibility for a dog that has either been abandoned or released to a shelter by the previous owner(s). Adopting a dog comes with its risks, which means it’s not the best path to take when getting a Bloodhound puppy.
Places to Find Bloodhound Puppies for Sale: From Best to Worst
American Kennel Club (AKC) MarketPlace
- Link: AKC Marketplace – Bloodhound Puppies for Sale
- Risk level: Very Low
- Search options: Gender, Distance, Puppy Availability, Images, Breeders of Distinction, Address, Champion Bloodlines, Club Member
So far, the American Kennel Club is one of the most reputable kennel clubs in the business. They have created a marketplace for the sale of puppies at the convenience of buyers. You are at little or no risk of getting a puppy in bad condition from the AKC marketplace.
I recommended this to a family friend, and she and her husband decided to get their Bloodhound pup from the AKC marketplace. That was two years ago, and their dog is still healthy and a significant part of their family.
I’ve heard testimonies too from acquaintances, and so far, I haven’t gotten a bad rating on this site, which is why I’m confident of their service.
On the AKC marketplace, you are presented with lots of options to choose from. You’ll see pictures posted by breeders where you’ll be told if their puppies are available or will be available soon.
The AKC performs regular checks on the breeders who list their dogs on their marketplace, and these checks help to keep breeders on their toes.
Going through their website, you can see the badges earned by each breeder (if they’ve earned at all). These badges are an indication of how well they breed their dogs, how long they’ve been participants in canine sports set up by AKC.
The badges also indicate their consistency in performing health screening on their puppies and how often they are available for AKC education seminars and courses.
The American Kennel Club wants you to be comfortable getting your puppy through them, so if you have doubts about a breeder, you can reach them on their Customer Service Helpline.
They can help you confirm if the breeder still has a good standing with them. You can contact them here: 919-233-9767.
American Bloodhound Club (ABC)
- Link: American Bloodhound Club (ABC) – Puppy Breeder Referral
- Risk Level: Low
- Search Options: None
The American Bloodhound Club (ABC) Breeder Referral is a great way to find reputable Bloodhound breeders. They refer individuals who are interested in getting Bloodhounds to their Puppy Breeder Referral Director.
The Director then provides them with the contact information of the adviser in their respective regions. There is little or no risk of encountering backyard breeders when you use the ABC breeder referral.
On the site, you will find the name and contact information of the Breeder Referral Director and Regional Advisers. The regions are Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, Southwest, Northcentral, and Southcentral.
All you have to do is contact the regional adviser of your geographical zone, and they will recommend a good and reputable breeder to you. You wouldn’t have to search for a breeder yourself, nor be afraid of contacting backyard breeders.
- Link: Good Dog – Bloodhound Puppies for Sale
- Risk Level: Moderate
- Search Options: Distance, Transportation Choice, Availability, Health Testing
Good Dog is another great source to get a Bloodhound pup. They are dog lovers, and they try to make sure people get great dogs through them. They have community standards that every member of their community must meet.
They also have a screening process that all seeking to join must go through and pass before they are allowed access to the community.
They are particularly interested in five significant areas: breeding practices, the mental health of the breeding puppies and dogs, physical health of the breeding puppies and dogs, environment, and buyer policies and education.
Their strictness inspires confidence and makes it very difficult for backyard breeders and puppy mills to list their puppies for sale. Their screening process is also excellent. Breeders have to fill an online questionnaire, do a phone interview, and then undergo vetting by their screening team.
Good Dog is a great place to get Bloodhound puppies of AKC standards. Although there are not a lot of Bloodhounds available on the site, I’m sure you can find a good one from those available.
Bill’s Bloodhound Puppies
- Link: Bill’s Bloodhound Puppies – Bloodhound Puppies for Sale
- Risk Level: Moderate
- Contact Information: (304) 279-6864
Bill’s Bloodhound Puppies is a private site where you can purchase Bloodhound puppies. They have been around for about six years and are members of the American Mantrailing, Police & Word Dog Association (AMPWDA).
They primarily train their dogs for search and rescue so you can be sure their pups come from a good stalk. On the page, there is a “shop” button at the top right, which you can click to purchase a puppy.
Their puppies are spoken for most of the time, even before birth, so it might help to let your intention known so that you can be among those who would have access to the next batch.
- Link: PuppyFind – Bloodhound Puppies for Sale
- Risk Level: High
- Search Options: State, Lifestyle, Birthdate, Gender
From my research, PuppyFind doesn’t have a lot of Bloodhound puppies listed on their website, so you do not have a lot of options to choose from. The few breeders who listed claim to have AKC registered puppies for sale, but believing that is at your own risk.
My advice is that you do your research thoroughly before deciding to purchase your pup from here. This is because you can easily encounter a backyard breeder disguised as a reputable breeder.
I tried registering as a breeder, and it was free, which means just about anyone can do the same. The site did not require me to provide reliable certifications that I was a reputable breeder, so I would say your chance of getting quality dogs are threatened here.
On every listing, you can see little details about the dog and the breeder who listed them. You would see how old the pup is, its gender, and the price it is going for.
The breeder usually writes information about himself and the dog (which goes unchecked by the way), which means he can write whatever he wishes even though it’s false. You’ll also see how long the breeder has been on the site for, so I guess that counts for something.
Next Day Pets
- Link: Next Day Pets – Bloodhound Puppies for Sale
- Risk Level: High
- Search options: Gender, Age, Location, Price
Next Day Pets is an online classified where pets that are available for sale are listed. It is not very safe as you can easily find backyard breeders listing their puppies here.
Listing on this site is free, which means anyone can get in. So, if you must get your Bloodhound pup from this site, you have to do your research thoroughly to make sure the breeder you contact has a good reputation.
On the site, you will be able to see if the available puppies are from a champion bloodline, their age, gender, location, and some other essential information.
I can guarantee that there are reputable breeders on this site, but you have to be careful to find them.
- Link: Vip Puppies – Bloodhound Puppies for Sale
- Risk Level: High
- Search Options: Price, Rating
There are four steps to how VIP Puppies works. First, find your puppy. Second, talk to the breeder. Third, bring home your puppy. Fourth, live happily.
VIP Puppies is a great place to find Bloodhound puppies for sale and their procedures are easy. They give room for buyers to report scams and puppy mills if they are encountered.
This doesn’t mean that you will not find breeders of ill repute because you will. It just means that the site frowns against it, but you still have to be careful who you contact.
If you check on their site and you do not find a puppy of your choice, you can sign up to be alerted when there are new listings.
Pets 4 You
- Link: Pets 4 You – Bloodhound Dog Breeders
- Risk Level: High
- Search Options: Location
There are not a lot of Bloodhound breeders available on Pets 4 You. There is also no clear indication that they perform checks on the breeders they have registered, so it might be risky to purchase your puppy from here.
Breeders have badges displayed on their profile that shows the number of years they have been advertising on the website. I think that counts for something, at least.
Some breeders claim to have AKC registered puppies, and some do not. So it is up to you to do your research before contacting a breeder.
- Link: PupCity – Bloodhound Puppies for Sale
- Risk Level: Very High
- Search options: Location, For Sale, For Adoption
PupCity allows listings majorly for puppies (as the name implies). You can either choose whether you want to adopt a pup or buy one. They’re not very secure, so any breeder at all can list their puppies for sale.
So like always, be very careful and do thorough research before purchasing your pup from any breeder listed here.
You can easily search for puppies in your location or around you. Each available puppy has information about them on display. These pieces of information are written by the breeders who list them so they may or may not be accurate.
- Link: BreedersClub.net – Bloodhound Breeders
- Risk Level: Very High
- Search Options: State
BreedersClub.net is another online classified where breeders advertise their dogs for sale. They openly announce that they do not prescreen dog breeders who advertise with them, which means every type of breeder has access.
It will be better if you ask the breeder you decide to approach for references from their past buyers just to confirm how reputable they are.
At the time of my last search, there were just two breeders who listed Bloodhound puppies, so there were not a lot of options to choose from. They give you their location and offer brief information about the puppies they have for sale.
Bloodhounds From Rescues or Shelters
I have always been an advocate for pet adoption. It is one of the cheapest ways to get a dog, and it is a humane thing to do. But no matter how highly I rate adoption, it doesn’t negate the fact that it is possibly one of the high-risk sources of getting a puppy.
So, if you’re the compassionate type and you would love to give a home to a puppy out of a dog shelter, you can always check out one of these places to get one.
- Link: Adopt-a-Pet.com – Adopt a Bloodhound
- Risk Level: High
- Search Options: Location, Age, Gender, Distance
Adoption agencies do not only put up puppies for adoption. You can also find adult Bloodhounds if that’s what you would rather have.
Adopt-a-Pet.com is one of the most renowned places online where you can adopt pets. Shelters and rescues list dogs that they have available for adoption, and you can pick the exact dog that you would love to take home.
The website is pretty easy to navigate, and you’ll find pictures of every available dog so you can see exactly what they have.
They give you all the necessary information about the dogs such as their color, whether or not they are house trained, if they are good with kids, good with other dogs, whether they have been neutered, what you’ll have to pay to adopt, and if they have received all their shots to date.
You’ll also be informed about what shelter or rescue has the dog and how you can go about adopting it. They try to make the process as easy as possible, and you can read all about the process of adoption on their site too.
- Link: Petfinder – Bloodhounds for Adoption
- Risk Level: High
- Search Options: Breed, Age, Size, Gender, Compatibility, Coat Length, Color, Days on Petfinder
There are so many Bloodhound dogs available for adoption on Petfinder. But a lot of them are crossbreed so you have to be sure you’re adopting a pure breed.
Petfinder can be your alternative to Adopt-a-Pet.com. There’s not much difference between using either of them because they’re both high risks sources of getting a Bloodhound. But considering the fact that adopting is an act of goodness, the risks do not outweigh the feeling of satisfaction.
There are pictures for every dog they have available. They tell you how many miles away the dog is from you, whether or not it’s a young dog or an adult, and they tell you the name of the dog. You can also use filters to source for the specific dog (or type) you want.
- Link: Rescue Me! – Bloodhound Rescue
- Risk Level: High
- Search Options: Country, State
Rescue Me! is a website where interested persons can rescue animals of their choice. There are several Bloodhound dogs available to be rescued. This is not a secure way of getting your puppy, but it is a good way.
It will cost you less in the beginning, but more in the long run if the dog has not been receiving proper care before its rescue.
On the site, you’ll find a map of the US, indicating what states have Bloodhounds to be adopted. Every state might not have dogs available all the time, so if there are no dogs in your area, you can choose to adopt from one closest to you.
Any state you select will show you the dogs available for adoption with information about each and the contact of the person who listed it.
Other Sources for Bloodhound Puppies
- Word of Mouth: This is one of the best methods of getting the perfect Bloodhound puppies. You can easily get in contact with reputable breeders if you know the right people to talk to. The best way to get the best recommendations is to join a Bloodhound club. One I’m very familiar with is the American Bloodhound Club. You can become involved and get great information from other members. [Check them out here: American Bloodhound Club]
- Pet Stores: Pet stores are generally easy to locate so you can always get your Bloodhound pup from one. But the problem is you can’t say for sure where the dogs were bred. Most times, puppy mills and backyard breeders sell their dogs to some pet stores so it can be risky to buy from them. The trick will be to figure out which stores have well-bred dogs and to do that, you have to get some research done.
- Local Classifieds: Most local papers list dogs for sale on their classifieds. And since it’s open to all, anyone can list their dogs. So you have to be careful not to contact a backyard breeder or puppy mill.
- Community Bulletin Boards: Like the local Classifieds, this source is extremely high risk. The only upside is that the dogs are local so you can see them before choosing to buy.
My Final Thoughts
Getting a Bloodhound puppy should not be a decision that you make off the top of your head. You need to understand that the pup you choose is going to become an integral part of your family.
I know a lot of people go for convenience over meticulous research, but that should not be you. I have heard of family dogs that bite their owner, so you must understand that with dogs, temperament really matters.
First, make sure you have done your research about the Bloodhound breed before convincing yourself that you want one. Do you like how they are with kids? Are you okay with their temperament? Can you keep up with their requirements? There is a lot you have to figure out before making this choice.
But if you have done your studies and are sure you want a Bloodhound, then you’ve made a great choice. Bloodhounds are one of the fiercely loyal dogs I know, and they’re lovable.
When choosing a specific dog from a litter, you have to be conscious of the type of puppy you want. Make sure the puppy you choose meets your requirements and will blend nicely into your family.
There are a lot of guides online that will help you learn how to choose dogs from litters. Do your research and welcome your puppy home.