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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Hound group.

Weight:

80-110 pounds (36-50 kg).

Height:

23-27 inches (58-69 cm) at the shoulders.

Color(s):

Standard colorings include tawny, black and tan, and red and tan.

Coat:

This breed has a short, glossy coat.


Overview

Character:

Bloodhounds are friendly and active dogs. Cheerful and affectionate, these animals enjoy human companionship.

Country of Origin:

Belgium or France.

History:

Bloodhounds first appeared during the ninth century. Due to their ancient origins, their exact history remains unknown; however, the breed was refined in Belgium and has appeared in American dog shows almost since the beginning of organized shows and competitions.

Name:

The name "Bloodhound" refers to the purity of the breed's blood. Other names for this breed include Saint Hubert Hound and Chien de Saint-Hubert.

Temperament:

Bloodhounds have an even-tempered disposition and are mellow and gentle. However, these dogs are also quite stubborn and willful and have a very strong instinct for tracking.


Care

Training:

Due to their willful and stubborn nature, it can be difficult to train Bloodhounds. However, with patience and perseverance, these dogs can indeed be trained.

Activity:

Bloodhounds are incredibly active dogs and require lots exercise every day. These dogs are best suited to the country and don't do well in the city.

Ownership:

Bloodhounds are not a good choice for city dwellers. These dogs are good with children but require supervision due to the dangers associated with their bulk and size. Highly active and willful, these dogs are also affectionate companions.


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