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Bloodhound

Overview

AKC Height:

23-27 inches

AKC Weight:

80-110 pounds

Colors:

Black and tan, liver and tan, and red; the darker colors being sometimes interspersed with lighter or badger-colored hair and sometimes flecked with white. A small amount of white is permissible on chest, feet, and tip of stern.

Life Expectancy:

10-12 years

Group:

Hound Group

Description

Bloodhounds require a well-fenced yard with room to run. Weekly or bi-weekly brushing is necessary to help control shedding. They do slobber, so be prepared. Keep the ears clean to prevent infection.

Temperament

Bloodhounds are friendly and good with children; however, they, like all large-breed dogs, should be supervised around young children. They do well with a canine companion.

Bloodhound Housebreaking

Housebreaking the Bloodhound requires consistency on your part. Dogs are creatures of habit, and knowing the tips and tricks of training will make the process so much easier and less stressful.

Puppy Housebreaking     Adult Marking & Retraining

Find a Puppy: Bloodhound

If you are looking for a puppy or adult dog, please read our important information on choosing a puppy from a breeder and adopting a dog from a rescue. There are good dog breeders and good dog rescues and there are bad dog breeders and bad dog rescues. Our information will help you to make an informed decision and will give you tips on what to look for and what to avoid.

Pet shops are not the best place to look for a puppy. Dogs from pet shops often come from puppy mills, and puppy mill dogs are often kept in unhealthy conditions. The best way to end puppy mills is to rescue or buy from reputable sources.

Nutrition

The Bloodhound should only be fed high-quality dog food targeted toward the dog’s age, whether puppy, adult, or senior. Avoid cooked bones and food with high fat content. Talk to your veterinarian if you have concerns about your dog’s weight.

Training

The Bloodhound is a loving and energetic breed, though they can oftentimes be stubborn. When training this breed, remember that firm leadership and consistency is key.

Health

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Watch for Hip Dysplasia, Bloat, Hereditary Eye Problems.