Greetings from David, Marlene and Karissa Groves, or what we call Buffalo Groves Bloodhound Ranch!
We are here to help you learn about Bloodhounds - Bloodhound History, Bloodhound Health, Bloodhound Standards, Bloodhound Puppies, and so much more!
We aren't the biggest Bloodhound Breeder (or Buffalo Ranch) and that's okay, we are quality over quantity, and love educating & advocating for Purebred Bloodhounds!
Super bloodhound photo of Sebastian, taken and used by the Colorado Springs Gazette Newspaper for their Best of the Beat Feature Story. Then we used it to announce his retirement.
Everyone loves seeing Bloodhound Photos, Bloodhound Pictures and Bloodhound Videos, so we have a nice Bloodhound Photo Gallery; plus we have Bloodhound News, Bloodhound Articles and other Bloodhound Stories. We also some Bloodhound Events, Bloodhound Links, Dog Show Events and Dog Links.
The Cover Photo Above is a highlight of our one and only Sassy - from a beautiful photo, to a drawing, to art...
The Video on the Right is a short clip of K9 Radar to show the amazing action of a Bloodhound Trailing & Working!
VIDEO ABOVE - How to Show a Bloodhound:
Junior Jade Chase shows how to properly show, stack, move and present a bloodhound (using Trinity, who is just 18 months).
VIDEO BELOW - Simple Bloodhound Training:
Example (not perfect) of Sit/Stay, then a Come, then a Sit, with 2 dogs to show with consistent training and treats your bloodhounds can be trained.
CLICK ANY PHOTO BELOW
to go to the specific linked News/Article/Magazine/TV Story
2012 - Colorado Country Life Magazine
(Magazine Cover, Feature Story and Photos)
2014-AKC - Article by Karissa Groves
Tips on Showing a Bloodhound
2015 - AKC Junior Spotlight - Karissa Groves
Don't Stop Handling until the Judge Picks
2016 - 9News - Dog Show - Sebastian/Karissa
Promoting Purebred Dogs, Denver Dog Show, Westminster KC/NY & Junior Showmanship
2016 - AKC - ACE Award Winners
Bloodhound K9 Radar for Uniformed Service
2017 - Colorado Community News
Retired show dog brings joy to kids & seniors
2019 - K9 Radar helps convict Murderer
Our Local Colorado Dog Clubs
Arapahoe Kennel Club - shows are in Sept
Plum Creek Kennel Club - shows are in June
Rocky Mtn Hound Association - shows in Feb & Aug
Bloodhound Clubs, Groups & Pages
American Bloodhound Club - national club
Bloodhound ManTrackers - working bloodhounds
National Police Bloodhound Assoc - K9 seminars
* We would like to organize a specialty club for bloodhounds in CO, NM, UT & WY (if you are interested in joining, send us an email to email@example.com.
More Good Sources of Dog Information
American Kennel Club - dog registry, info & more
Canine Health Foundation - canine health research
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals - health & data
United Kennel Club - dog registry & events
Your Dog = Your Choice...
Buying a Purebred Dog from a reputable breeder is not a bad decision. You are allowed to get the puppy or dog you/your family want. A purebred will give you the most predictable dog, you will know about the dogs family health & history and you will get long term support from a responsible breeder.
Adopting/Buying a Dog, is also buying, but it will not stop irresponsible breeders. The fact is in many ways it keeps the cycle of "retail rescue" (making money from supposedly rescuing dogs by buying dogs and puppies from very horrid producers). If adoption is your goal - a breed rescue is the best!
Well bred -v- Purebred -v- Rescue
More to consider...
New - v- Used Car Example - Many people indeed buy used cars, but they do so to save money on a limited budget. They don't buy a used car thinking new cars or car companies are bad. It is purely an economic thing, and generally when people can afford and want a specific car, they buy new car.
Drugs/Prescriptions Comparison - Most want to get medications directly from a Doctor/Pharmacy rather than buy them cheaper, from the streets, not knowing their source. Buying drugs outside the system, you indirectly support illegal drugs. (Same is true for buying a Gun... And yes, adopting dogs, can often support the ugliest type of dog breeding)
We think Bloodhounds are Wonderful Family Pets and they Enjoy doing Therapy Work and Public Education, can be Successful Show Dogs and are Amazing Working K9's!