Bloodhound

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Breed Group: Hound
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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.
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
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Bloodhound puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Bloodhound varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Bloodhound puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Bloodhounds sold is $675.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Bloodhound with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,400 upwards to $5,500 or even more for a Bloodhound with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Bloodhounds sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $675.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,400.00 to $5,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2598 Bloodhound puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Bloodhound puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Bloodhounds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Bloodhound Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2598 Bloodhound dogs.
  • 1. Daisy
  • 2. Duke
  • 3. Gurtrude
  • 4. Riley
  • 5. Ruger
  • 6. Colt
  • 7. Dixie
  • 8. Red
  • 9. Abby
  • 10. Annabell
  • 11. Litter
  • 12. Molly
  • 13. Remington
  • 14. Ruby
  • 15. Ellie Mae
  • 16. Jake
  • 17. Maggie
  • 18. Pending
  • 19. Winchester
  • 20. Belle

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Member Since: November 2005
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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We breed AKC bloodhounds who are capable of work or being a pet. Our bloodhounds have wonderful dispositions. We socialize our dogs from birth, so they love people. We have placed many bloodhounds into working situations,as SAR dogs, or as bloodtrailers for wounded deer. Even more puppies have found a place in a family home. We use a licensed vet to do all our medical work so you are sure to have a healthy puppy. We also have wonderful AKC Pugs. They are happy healthy puppies, who will make wonderful family pets.

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Anonymous asked:
I'm thinking about getting a Bloodhound puppy in a couple months. Are Bloodhound puppies good with kids?

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The Bloodhound can be good with children if the puppy is socialized with children at a young age. But please remember that those long, silky ears are very, very sensitive and they do not like them pulled/tugged on. So the child or children must be supervised around the puppy/dog at all times and taught to treat the puppy/dog with respect.

Anonymous

I have the most beautiful AKC registered Bloodhound puppies for sale! Dam and Sire are on premises! And they make the most beautiful pups!

Anonymous asked:
Are Bloodhound puppies particularly good with small dogs?

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The Bloodhound breed needs a lot of socialization if you want your dog to be good around small dogs. This breed has a high prey drive and small dogs can be seen as prey if the dog is not socialized properly. Overall, this breed is not generally good around small animals or small dogs.

Anonymous

My large male is very good with small dogs and will lay down to get on their level. We do not have any small dogs, but we do have a cat that he gets along with very well.

Anonymous

Mine was. He was very gentle

Anonymous asked:
I'm a person that has been intrigued with the Bloodhound breed. I have had several dogs' throughout my lifetime. The kids are about to the age of being independent so I'm looking for a companion to walk, run, and hunt with. I have a 3/4-acre lot, a 2000 sq. ft. home in North Muskegon. Would this be sufficient for this breed?

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Anonymous

The Bloodhound is an amazing breed of dog and your home situation and life-style sound perfect for the breed. All you have to do now is to find a reputable, responsible and knowledgeable breeder.

Anonymous

I got my first Bloodhound when I was told I needed to lose some weight and get more exercise. I started walking with my Bloodhound then started training for SAR and now I do walkathons with my Bloodhounds and have started training for the Sheriffs deptartment.

Anonymous

More than enough. I always walked my Bloodhound daily for 2 miles so he could smell around. I lived with him in a yard about 5000 sqft, and in his later years in an apartment. I worked out of my home. He always enjoyed himself. The human interaction and walks were more important than the acreage.

Anonymous asked:
Are Bloodhounds friendly with small children?

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We bought a bloodhound puppy for sale from a reputable breeder, she's now 2 years old and we already had a 3-year-old small/medium dog in 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. From our experience, they do great with other animals and kids of all ages. She just wants to lick and sniff everyone.

Anonymous

Our Bloodhound was precious. She was not only good with children, she loved them. The kids climbed on her, slept with her, ate with her. My niece and friends baby boy were with our dog from before they were a year old. Also, we had another dog already in our home, and several dogs at family functions and Daisy wanted nothing more than to play with them. Unfortunately, our little girl passed at 9 years old from cancer. If I ever get over that loss, I would actually consider getting another.

Anonymous

Depends on how Bloodhounds are raised. We have a male Bloodhound who grew up with my daughter and we can literally cal him a babysitter. Best dog ever! He sleeps with her and takes every step she takes. If they are raised and trained correctly they make wonderful family dogs and are excellent with children.

Anonymous

Yes, mine was. With my nephew when he was an infant he would lay on his side to not startle the baby. With my niece he would take food she gave him. It's all in the way they are raised

Anonymous asked:
How long does a Bloodhound have her period?

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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.

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Updated: 12/11/2017