Bloodhounds are “one of the oldest breeds of dogs that hunt by scent,” according to the WKC classifications. A discovery by a trained bloodhound may be used in a court of law, the club said.
Here’s how they selected their winner
The show’s selected finalists represent the best of seven different groups of dog breeds: hound, toy, non-sporting, herding, sporting, working and terrier.
Here’s who won in each of the groups:
Hound: Trumpet the Bloodhound
Toy: Hollywood the Maltese
Non-sporting: Winston the French Bulldog
Herding: River the German Shepherd
Sporting: Belle the English Setter
Working: Striker the Samoyed
Terrier: MM the Lakeland
CNN’s AJ Willingham and Zoe Sottile contributed to this report.