The Bloodhound: Historical Background
The ‘online’ sequel to his booklet: Notes on some sources of the early History of the Bloodhound Mac Barwick's ‘Aspects of Bloodhound History’ ©
Mac has now made his booklet available to print yourself by downloading as either the European A4, A5 or US Letter PDF format. Both last updated 12th January 2014
CONTENTS Notes on some Sources in the Early History of the Bloodhound 11 March 1995 (augmented and revised April 2003, April 2006, Jan 2014)

Foreword  |    The Beginnings  |   Caius  |

  Turbervile (or Gascoigne)  |    The Sleuth-Hound  |   Topsell/Gesner  |

    On the Talbot  |     Robert Boyle’s Account  |    What were Bloodhounds Like?  |   Conclusion  |

The Derivation of the word ‘Bloodhound’ (Variously published.
Revised 2003, 2006, 2014)

Country of origin  |     Development of the Belgian Claim  |

  The Bloodhound in Britain  |       Links to the St Hubert  |

    Two Traditions  |     Historical Uncertainty     |


The Bloodhound, the St Hubert and the FCI Variously published. Revised 2003, 2006, 2014) The significance of blood  |     Evidence from early usage  |

  The Oxford English Dictionary  |     Middle Ages and Renaissance period  |    

    The ‘pure-bred’ explanation  |     The OED revision     |