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Radio Smart Talk: Bloodhounds search for the missing

Radio Smart Talk for Tuesday, June 18:

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Bloodhounds have an incredible sense of smell — about a thousand times better than a human’s. The breed has been used to track missing people or criminals since the early 1800s.

Why are bloodhounds such good trackers? All dogs can discriminate between scents so why are bloodhounds used to find people? How does such a gentle breed of dog become so aggressive when tracking?

Those are questions we’ll pose to Terri Heck of Summit Search and Rescue on Tuesday’s Radio Smart Talk.


Below is a slideshow of scenes from today’s show, including photos of Merit the bloodhound.

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