With the exception of
LE and SAR we are no longer taking applications for 2015.
If you are looking for a puppy please contact the American Bloodhound Club Breeder Referral Coordinator for your region. Please do your homework and purchase your puppy from a responsible breeder who offers a 2 year health guarantee and OFA Health test and clear their adults!
Located in SW Iowa, Hansen Hounds, licenced and inspected, offers healthy and happy bloodhound puppies. It's about quality not quantity and because of that philosophy we offer a solid two year health guarantee with our puppies. We have completed OFA health testing for our breeding adults so you can be confident your puppy comes from healthy certified parents and our puppy health program is top-notch. Our puppies are whelped indoors and socialization begins at day one. We use bio-sensor stimulation exercises, we interact with our puppies daily, and we temperament test at seven weeks of age.
We welcome and
encourage potential bloodhound puppy owners to visit us and strongly
recommend you visit your breeder whoever that may be.
When our boys or girls aren't in the house with us, they
have wonderful accomodations of their own with room to roam
in their 3 acre play
yard on our acreage. Our bloodhound adults and puppies are
furry members of our family. It's all about them at
our house! :-)
We selected our bloodhounds for their health, disposition,
looks, and family history. We want to work with the bloodhound's natural abilities:
hunting, field trials, search and rescue, man-trailing, as
well as offering a loyal and lovable companion.
Bloodhounds are people loving, playful, goofy, and gentle, yet have a one track mind! Tracking, tracking, TRACKING! It is what they were bred to do. So, before you purchase a bloodhound puppy, make sure you learn as much as you can about the breed.
If you are looking for a bloodhound with the characteristics that made bloodhounds famous, contact us!
9, 2014 - From Jeff Schettler at
Georgia K9 National Training Center. (Hannya is one of
our pups from Zeus and Layla's 2013 litter): Matthew
Turner and his GAK9 Hound Hannya make another catch...this
time a double!
The Tracker Team was dispatched to an hour and a half old stolen vehicle bail out call last night with two suspects on the run. During their flight the suspects also burglarized a church before fleeing on foot once again. K9 Hannya was scented off the scene and trailed through two separate neighborhoods and over 2.5 miles, (4 KM). She and her Tracker Team located the suspects hiding in a camper trailer they broke into. Great team, hound, and handler!
July 26, 2014 - Check out this video of Arya, one of Ellie May's pups is working it for Georgia K9 NTC!
July 24, 2014 - Hannya did it again! (Zeus / Layla pup) From Jeff Schettler of Georgia K9 National Training Center - Matthew Turner and his GAK9 Hound Hannya caught another one last night! The suspect fled from deputies on the freeway in South Georgia and then wrecked his ride near an off ramp. Thinking the swamp was his friend, the criminal did not count on a vengeful Hannya on his trail. Hannya, Matt and their K9 fugitive hunter team trailed the suspect through the swamp having to swim in places and then into thick woods. They located the subject hiding near a convenience store. This guy met his match with a true swamp monster. Good job Matt, Hannya, and team! You guys rock!
April 24, 2014 - Rescue organizations rely on donations to save bloodhounds in need. Eastern Tennessee Bloodhound Rescue and Sanctuary is fund raising and offering personalized Bloodhound (as well as other breeds) towels for $12 plus $2 shipping. Everyone who owns a bloodhound can use another drool towel! For more information contact Pattye Elliott.
4, 2014 - Phoebe, from our Thor / Ellie
May litter, began the environmental portion of her SAR
training with Laura Dennison from Midwest K-9. We look
forward to working with Phoebe and competing in AKC and ABC field trials!
14, 2014 - Ananda of Joyful Happiness
(Adonis) came to us from Prem and Boukje Traanman of
Adonis is beautiful with a wonderful personality and an incredible pedigree to match! We look forward to working with Adonis and participating in AKC events.
February 7, 2014 - Hannya and handler, Matt Turner of Camden County Georgia, did it AGAIN. This girl is on fire! This just in from Hannya's trainer, Jeff Schettler, Georgia K9 NTC:
always nice to have a smiling suspect in handcuff's guy
in all black with his hands behind his back. Here is the
story from Deputy Matthew Turner:
The case started when we received information of a possible murder suspect that was in a broke down vehicle on Interstate 95. When deputies arrived on scene, they observed a white male in a dark hoodie run to the east side of the interstate into the woods. We arrived on scene and began trailing. It took what felt like forever, but we caught him. Hannya came to an area in the woods adjacent to the marsh and began showing scent pool behavior. The suspect was spotted walking through the marsh approximately a half a mile from our location. It was in the marsh we were able to run him down and take him into custody. The suspect was in constant contact with subjects we had in custody. He was sending messages stating gotta go the dogs are on top of me. He sent several similar messages throughout the trail.
Turns out the charge of murder never stuck, the offense ended up being for a stolen vehicle. This trail was a total team effort, K-9, tactical runners, perimeter units, and helicopter. Everyone involved played a vital role in apprehending this guy. Russell Prescott, Daniel O'neal, Devon Carter, Danny Sikes, and the rest of the Bloodhound Tracking Team. And of course Hannya. Total time on trail was approximately 2.5 hours.
"There is no hunting like the hunting of a man"
January 14, 2014 - The practice of tracking wounded deer with a leashed dog is legal in 27 states...but not in Iowa. If you are interested in helping us change this law follow us on our Iowa Blood Trackers Facebook page!
January 4, 2014
- From Jeff Schettler of
Georgia K9 NTC:
And another find today for another
one of our kennel dogs, Hannya! This one is still on the
press but the short story is Hannya found a missing and at
risk disabled child today. I will post the story as soon as
Matthew Turner lets us know them.
Great job Matt! Can't wait to hear the details. Thanks Lori
Hansen for giving me your Pick last year! She's solving
crime and saving lives!
Here's the story from Matthew Turner:
Brother, I love this hound. Got a call this afternoon about a 19 year old mentally handicapped deaf female who left her residence after a fight with her mother. No one knew where she went and did not provide a time frame for her departure. The family could only advise she was wearing a red sweatshirt and pants when she left, but did advise her Mickey Mouse doll was missing. Started Hannya off a jacket she was wearing earlier that day and we took off. Trailed to patch of woods near the marsh in a nearby neighborhood. Once In the woods, Hannya started picking her pace up. We trailed approximately 200 yards into the woods and Hannya rounded a big old Oak tree. The girl was sitting on the other side of the tree, and when the girl saw Hannya, she began running . Lost sight of the girl, but Hannya worked it out and we caught up to her about 50 yards later. She was an emotional wreck, but said through her mother (interpreter) she was happy to see us. And also said she ran because she is afraid of dogs. Thank you guys for such a great Hound, and also for some of the best trailing training I have ever experienced. ...Sgt. Matthew R. Turner
December 21, 2013 - From Jeff Schettler of Georgia K9 NTC: "Early morning manhunt through the swamps...robbery suspects on the loose and dangerous. Manhunter team hot on their trail with bloodhound Hannya hell bent for leather, on their scent like stink on crap. River crossings in chest deep water and over an hour of constant trailing only to find the hardened criminals huddling for warmth after getting lost in a place they should not have been in the first place. Three lessons to be learned by fools such as these: 1) Don't come to this hounds' ground and foot bail...you will get caught. 2) The swamps are a dangerous place. 3) They were lucky to leave walking...Excellent Job Matt and Hannya!"
December 5, 2013 - From Jeff Schettler of Georgia K9 NTC: Hannya and Deputy Matt Turner make their first find together! "Our little girl Hannya has grown so fast. Not even a year old yet she just completed her handlers course with veteran bloodhound handler, Matt Turner Camden County Sheriff's Office and already they made their first find together! Here is their story: "It was a vehicle bail out, white male juvenile. Got a good scent article, and she did fantastic. Started in a wooded area went approximately 75 yards and had to cross a four lane highway. She crossed it no problem, picked the scent up in the ditch, and into the woods we went. Continued trailing for maybe 500 yards, then I saw the suspect running across a clear cut. When he hit the woods on the other side of the clear cut, it was a short patch of woods. Perimeter units were right there waiting. Man I love this Hound." Way to go Team Hannya!
Sep 3, 2013 - Adopted! Occassionally we foster surrendered bloodhounds. Gus, a 4 1/2 year old adorable bloodhound, was available for adoption. You can read about Gus and other bloodhounds that may be looking for forever homes here.
March 15, 2013 - One of our puppies was chosen by Georgia K9 National Training Center for their program. GAK9's standards are extremely high and we are proud to have placed a puppy with them. You can follow 'Hannya' on their website and videos. She is kicking rear!
October 9, 2012 - One of our puppies, Pops, passed his Certification I. Here is a video of Pops with his handler Kent Stuart. Way to go Pops!
Are you ready? Come on in and look at our bloodhound puppies for sale!