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Bloodhound

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Bloodhound





UK KC Classification Hound
Country of Origin Belgium
Date of Origin Middle Ages
Height 58 - 69 cm (23 - 27 inches)
Weight 36 - 50 Kgs (80 - 110 lbs)
Life Expectancy 10 - 12 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Bloodhounds are noble, powerful dogs. They have an excellent sense of smell and a strong tracking instinct. Their coat is short and it can be black and tan, liver and tan or red in colour.

Temperament

Bloodhounds are affectionate, sensitive dogs.

Suitability

If you are considering a Bloodhound as a pet, consider the following points:
They are unsuitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children
They are suitable for cold climates
They require a minimal amount of grooming
The are not easy to obedience train
They usually get on well with other dogs

Interesting Facts

Bloodhounds are also known as:
St. Hubert Hound
Chien St Hubert
Chien de Saint-Hubert

The Walt Disney character Pluto is a bloodhound.

 


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