Dog Breed Profiles

Bloodhound

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Dog Breed Group
Hound Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Belgium 
Life Expectancy
9 - 11 Years 
Color
Black and tan, liver (red) and tan, or red 
Coat
Smooth, short and weatherproof. 
Exercise Needs
Requires daily exercise. 
Temperament
The Bloodhound is determined, responsive, gentle, affectionate, and sensitive. He makes an excellent family pet and a good watch 
Good with Children
Good with children and other pets as long as he is not on the scent. 
Grooming Needs
Their short coat requires a rub down with a wet towel several times a week. Toenails need weekly clipping. Care should be taken  
Average Size - Male (in)
25 - 27 
Average Size - Female (in)
23 - 25 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
90 - 110 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
80 - 100 
Health Issues
Inverted eyelids, bloat, hip dysplasia.v
Living Conditions
The edge of a national forest with no neighbors within earshot. 

Breed Description

The Bloodhound is a powerful dog that stands over more ground than is usual with hounds of other breeds. He skin is thin to the touch and extremely lose. He is powerful, yet graceful. He has a tendancy to drool, but is otherwise a very clean dog. He has an outstanding ability as a scent hound, superior to other hounds, which has made him very useful in police investigations. The Bloodhound is one of the oldest hound breeds. His ancestry can be traced to eight century Belgium. He was brought to Britain by William the Conqueror in 1066. His name comes from the English blue bloods who helped nurture the breed.

Breed Infobits

Gifted with the finest sense of smell, the Bloodhound has been used to unearth small game and find lost people, buried miners and hidden treasure.
The Bloodhound was created by the monks of St. Bernard.

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