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Breed Group: Hound
Bloodhound

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Weight
Male: 90-110; Female: 80-100 lbs
Height
Male: 25-27; Female: 23-25 inches
Color(s)
black and tan, liver and tan, and red
Overview
The Bloodhound is one of the oldest breeds to date. Where this breed originated is unknown, however it was perfected by monks in Belgium. This breed was then brought by the Normans into England and into the United States. The Bloodhound is a hunter, however loves tracking most. This is a scent hound and loses interest in whatever he is doing quickly. This breed is commonly used as both companion and tracker, tracking down game, criminals, and lost children.
Character
The Bloodhound is shy, placid, however can be sociable if given the time to warm up. This breed can be wary of strangers, but should never show aggressive tendencies. The Bloodhound can be very sensitive to the tone of ones voice making him rather difficult to train, however he is very eager to please his master and does extremely well. This breed tends to wail at the scent of something strange, however does not bark as many other hounds do.
Temperament
Bloodhounds are very gentle, loving, and have a very sweet disposition. However, he can be very shy and reserved so proper socialization at puppyhood is definitely necessary. This breed should not be trusted around small animals, however can do very well with other dogs if trained and socialized properly. The Bloodhound does remarkably well around children and can be very tolerant, however the ears of this breed are sensitive so supervision is necessary.
Care
The Bloodhound doesn't require much grooming coat wise, however under the folds of skin should be cleaned regularly to avoid itchy or dry skin. A quick and regular brushing should be performed to remove any dead or loose hair, as this breed can seasonally be a very heavy shedder. The Bloodhound has very long and droopy ears, which should be cleaned regularly to avoid any painful and/or infected ears.
Coat
The Bloodhound has a very short, and hard coat that should cover the entire body and should be close lying. The hair should be softer on the head and ears while the remaining hair should be harsh and coarse. This breed requires little grooming, however the ears should be cleaned regularly to prevent any problems that could arise.
Training
The Bloodhound is extremely intelligent and eager to please his owner however can be very stubborn making training a definite task. Gentle handling and speaking is a must as this breed can be very sensitive, but consistency is also necessary if this breed is to thrive and learn. Bloodhounds can be very slow to house train and train period, however if proper training exercises are followed on a regular basis, this breed should excel and become a wonderful family and/or hunting companion.
Activity
The Bloodhound needs regular opportunities to romp and play, preferably in a large fenced in area. The Bloodhound has the tendency to overeat so regular exercise is a must if this breed is to stay healthy and active. At least 90 minutes per day is required to keep this dog healthy, happy, and in shape. Bloodhounds do best with acreage and a large area to roam in however can do well if they have an owner that has a regular exercise regimen.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Bloodhound puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

4/14/2013 2:41:43 AM

4/14/2013 2:41:43 AM

Are bloodhounds friendly with small children? I have read they are but I want a real persons opinion I have a 2 year old.. And 3 other pets, I've always wanted a bloodhound since I was small.

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Anonymous

Hello. Bloodhounds are 100% DOG. We have two litter mates, both are 6 years old now. If I knew then what I know NOW... I would have waited until our children were older and would not adopt a bloodhound into the family with other pets! They are a handful, and it sounds like your cup is already running over! They will be a great dog for you when you are ready! Love my hounds:-)
9/10/2013 1:03:02 PM

Anonymous

I disagree with the first answer. we bought a bloodhound puppy, she's now two, and we already had a 3 year old small/medium dog the house. Our 1 year old granddaughter stayed with us for a few weeks and she was great with her. the dog did turn around too fast and the baby wobbled a little. But our female bloodhound let her lay all over her and climb on her without incident. And our dog was 1 at the time. From our experience, they do great with other animals and kids of all ages. She just wants to lick and sniff everyone lol.
11/17/2013 2:13:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/2/2013 12:46:03 PM

3/2/2013 12:46:03 PM

how long does a bloodhound have her period?

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Anonymous

All dogs have their cycle an average of 3 weeks. But if your dog is spayed, she will not have her cycle. By spaying your dog, you eliminate three cancer's she could potentially get. Unless she is of impeccable breeding and has passed all health and temperament clearances, spaying your dog is the best thing to do.
7/9/2014 9:10:11 PM

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2/26/2013 5:04:26 AM

2/26/2013 5:04:26 AM

How old do Bloodhound's get ? What do they die from, usual diseases?

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Anonymous

The average life span of the Bloodhound is 10 - 12 years. The average cause of death is bloat and cancer.
7/9/2014 9:11:49 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/10/2013 2:48:11 PM

1/10/2013 2:48:11 PM

when do bloodhounds calm down

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The Bloodhound is known to be calm indoors, but on average, puppies in general are lively and active. The average 'calm down' time for a Bloodhound is between 1 1/2 - 2 years of age. But that can differ from dog to dog.
7/9/2014 9:12:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/6/2012 7:17:00 PM

12/6/2012 7:17:00 PM

how many puppies do blood hounds have mine is about to drop any day

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Anonymous

bloodhounds typically have between five and eight puppies
12/7/2012 3:25:40 PM

Anonymous

normal blood hound puppies are between 9-12 pups in a litter. once they have the first than if you use the same stud they will have the same number different sex and colors though
12/22/2012 6:22:32 PM

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11/9/2012 8:30:06 PM

11/9/2012 8:30:06 PM

We adopted a year and a half red bloodhound, my issue that he keeps all the time and is really... We adopted a year and a half red bloodhound, my issue that he keeps all the time and is really reserved I think the reservation are due to his previous owner and the other 10 they had.

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Anonymous

he may be depressed not being with the others they do better with a partner/friend try to find a favorite thing and make a big deal over it it will take a little time for adjusting too
12/22/2012 6:35:11 PM

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10/25/2012 4:21:56 PM

10/25/2012 4:21:56 PM

We have a 10 month old blood hound and she is a sweetie. Her best friend is a cat and her owner... We have a 10 month old blood hound and she is a sweetie. Her best friend is a cat and her owner lol My question is we were thinking about getting an Australian Shepherd puppy. Would that be a bad idea?Would she be too aggressive to the puppy since she is used to a cat ??

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Anonymous

no bloodhounds are so adaptable to other animals and lots of time mother a new member of the house
12/22/2012 6:21:17 PM

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8/29/2012 11:10:30 PM

8/29/2012 11:10:30 PM

I rescued a 6m female Bloodhound that was pretty much ignored by the owners. She seemed to be... I rescued a 6m female Bloodhound that was pretty much ignored by the owners. She seemed to be tied up in a small yard all day and crated at night. Poor girl didn't even know her name. My issue is the house training. We have had her for almost 2 months and she still will go in the house too often. She will be outside for a long while, come in and within 15 min. go on the floor. She has been to the vet and all is great. I realize they are a stubborn breed and with being tied up to go whenever she may take longer. Just wondering if anyone might have something I'm missing. LOL She is a true sweetheart and blends well with our family inspite of the HT and counter surfer!!! Thanks!

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Anonymous

Go outside with her and wait until she does her business. When she does, give her a really good treat and praise. I have tried it with my dog and it sure helps a lot!
9/23/2012 4:05:17 PM

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8/14/2012 7:43:52 PM

8/14/2012 7:43:52 PM

will it hurt to breed my male bloodhound before he is 1 year old? I heard it would stunt his... will it hurt to breed my male bloodhound before he is 1 year old? I heard it would stunt his growth.

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Anonymous

AKC says anything after 9 months of age can be a registered sire. In the LARGE BREED WHY NOT WAIT TILL HE IS A MATURE MALE? The bones structure is not developed till 24 to 30 months of age. Don't you need to see what kind of dog he will turn out to be? Not every dog is stud dog material. Also what about having your bloodhound's health clearances at 24 months. He more than likely will have bad hips and you are breeding that into your puppies.
8/21/2012 9:45:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/3/2012 6:22:42 PM

8/3/2012 6:22:42 PM

I j just adopted a 2 yr old bloodhound she is very skidish and I'm not sure how to break her of... I j just adopted a 2 yr old bloodhound she is very skidish and I'm not sure how to break her of that can anyone help

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Anonymous

The easiest way I have found to help a skittish animal is not to rush them. It will take time. If you try to push the issue you may make her more skittish. Get some special treats and try to get her to take it from you or off the ground close to you all while talking in a low calm reassuring tone. Good luck.
8/8/2012 8:55:15 PM

Anonymous

Take her (and YOU) to doggie training! There, your bloodhound will be exposed to things that may make her fearful and you will learn how to deal as well. Skittish pups turn into skittish dogs that may bite when they don't know how to deal with uncertain situations.
9/10/2013 1:06:54 PM

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