Media Centre      Press Releases

Changes to Bloodhound Trials Regulations

19 May 2017    21:30

The Kennel Club has recently approved a change to the regulations for Bloodhound trials.

With effect from 1st January 2018, the following amendment to the regulations has been made to account for the necessity for a hound to reach 12 months of age before taking part two of the Working Permit and to allow this information to be included in the schedules:

Amendment to Regulation I(D)10.b



b. Stock Test

Bloodhounds entered on a restricted permit must be hunted on a leash, they may only be hunted free if they hold part two of a Working Permit issued by the Association of Bloodhound Breeders or the Bloodhound Club to certify they are steady with farm stock. Hounds are required to have passed a stock test in the UK before being hunted off leash and are ineligible to compete in a Senior Stake until successfully stock tested. Hounds aged 6 months or over may take part one of the Working Permit, however hounds must be at least 12 months of age before undertaking part two of the Working Permit.

(Insertions underlined)


For further press information or interview requests please contact

The Kennel Club Press Office
If you are a journalist and would like more information please click here.

Blog - The Kennel Club Charitable Trust

Facebook -

Twitter -

Version suitable for printing

Related Topics

Bloodhound Trials

Copyright © The Kennel Club Limited 2017. The unauthorised reproduction of text and images is strictly prohibited.