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Other Names : St. Hubert's Hound, Chien St. Hubert

Bloodhound Height : 23 - 27 inches

Bloodhound Weight : 80 - 90 lbs.

Bloodhound Colors : Black and tan, liver (red) and tan, or red

Country of Origin: Belgium.

Coat: This breed has a short, smooth coat. Colors are black and red, liver and red, or plain red. A small amount of white on the chest, feet or tip of the tail is acceptable.

Character: This dog is independent, gentle and affectionate. The Bloodhound barks loudly but infrequently. It is well-known for its good scenting nose.

Temperament: As long as children do not pester the dog, this breed gets along well with them. Bloodhounds will greet visitors happily and live in harmony with other dogs and household pets.

Care: Occasional brushing is required. Also, it is necessary to clean their ears periodically.

Training: Training must be consistent, as Bloodhounds are not overly obedient. A great deal of patience and tact is required.

Activity: A Bloodhound can walk for hours on end. Consider taking it hunting and be prepared to do a fair amount of hiking on a regular basis.

Description : Perhaps most famous for their abilities as scent hounds, the Bloodhound breed is a powerful, yet graceful dog. Their skin is characteristically thin to the touch and quite loose. Bloodhounds are good with children and other animals with their gentle nature. Though they have a tendancy to drool, they are otherwise very clean dogs. Their superior sense of smell is a valuable asset to many law enforcement officers.


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