|Bloodhounds were originally bred to hunt deer and
wild boar, originating in Belgium and France. They have been used for
tracking people since the Middle ages. They have no problem following
scents that are several days old. They are not quick dogs, but their
endurance is great!
Males average 26” and between 100 to
120 pounds. Females average 24” and between 85 to 105 pounds. They
both can be larger.
Their coloring is one of three types;
black and tan, liver and tan or red. They can have white markings on
their chest or feet.
Bloodhounds are gentle, willful,
affectionate and shy and somewhat difficult to obedience train. They
can also be hard to handle on leash. They are even-tempered in nature
with humans. They need supervision around small children, as their
size can knock them down.
Some common health issues
bloodhounds can have are bloat, eye infections and skin issues. Bloat
is the leading type of death with bloodhounds.
Bloodhounds are great and loyal companions. Their life span averages
around 8 years, living up to 10 years at times.
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