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Bloodhou.jpg (8261 bytes) The Bloodhound is a kind, patient, noble, mild-mannered and lovable dog. Gentle, affectionate and excellent with children. This is truly a good natured companion.
Breed: Bloodhound
Country of Origin: Belgium
AKC Group: Hound
Function: Tracker and companion
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Droopy skin
Color: Black & tan, liver & tan, and red & tawny
Coat Type: Short
Grooming: Brush with a hand glove
Height: 23-27 inches
Weight: 80-110 pounds
Activity Level: Medium-high
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Ok
Good With Strangers: Yes
Character: Very friendly
Home Environment: Fenced yard only
Best Owner: Playful
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Barking
Physical: Bloat-you should feed two or three small meals a day instead of one large one. Avoid exercise after meals. Some suffer from stomach cramps. Prone to hip dysplasia and ear infections. A padded bed is recommended to avoid calluses on the joints. Some tend to get entropion, where the eyelids turn inward.
Recommendations: Bloodhounds can never be kept in an unfenced yard. Instinct will always get them wandering off on some trail. 90% of Bloodhounds cannot even be walked off leash. They flee, and when they get on a scent, instinct drives them to find the end of the trail.