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Reliable as a hound
A test on the ability of the hounds to follow people, even after days: outdated.

The Sant'Uberto hound is one of the most famous dogs for tracking people and game.
The Sant'Uberto hound is one of the most famous dogs for tracking people and game.

American judges do not always trust the instinct and smell of dogs when they find a wanted person. The physiologist Lisa Harvey wanted to test some hounds of St. Hubert of the Victorville police department, in California (USA). After making some volunteers "flee", they were chased by eight dogs (some young, some more experienced). Although the dogs were sent on the trail of the culprits 48 hours after the escape, and if up to a thousand people trampled on the same tracks, in most cases the hounds managed to find the hidden volunteers. The younger dogs hesitated a little more, but after a few tests all the hounds managed to find the "guilty".

(News updated September 1, 2003)