Bloodhound Facts

Bloodhound Facts
Bloodhound belongs to the group of scenthounds. It is descendant of St. Hubert hound, created in the St. Hubert monastery in Belgium more than 1000 years ago. Bloodhound was initially used to detect scent of deer and wild boars, and later to locate various thieves (in North American during the colonial times and in England during the 19th century). Bloodhound can be seen in many movies and TV series today, usually in a role of police dog. Aside as a working dog, Bloodhound can be also kept as a pet.
Interesting Bloodhound Facts:
Bloodhound can reach 23 to 27 inches in height and 80 to 110 pounds of weight.
Bloodhound has short, dense coat that can be black and tan, dark reddish-brown and tan or red. Some Bloodhounds have white fur on the chest, feet and tail.
Bloodhound has long, narrow head, long, sweeping ears, strong, muscular legs, large body and long tail. It has wrinkled skin on the face and loose skin on the neck and throat.
Bloodhound is very intelligent and active dog. It is also very gentle, affectionate, patient and mild-mannered.
Bloodhound is suitable for families with children. It is good choice for active families that enjoy to spend time outdoors because of its endless desire to discover and follow various scents.
Bloodhound was bred to hunt in a pack, and it enjoys the company of other dogs. It can learn to live with cats.
Bloodhound is not good as guard dog because it likes to spend time with people and it is very shy in front of the strangers.
Bloodhound is not suitable for the apartments. It is the happiest in the houses with large backyards. Fence of at least 6 feet is essential to prevent its escape from the backyard. Bloodhound requires long walks and plenty of exercise each day.
Bloodhound is very stubborn when it picks up some new scent. It easily wanders off while following a trail when it is not kept on a leash. Some Bloodhounds bark loudly to announce discovery of some interesting scent, while others remain silent.
Bloodhound likes to chew all things that look interesting (such as rocks, batteries, toys, furniture, remote controller...) or that smell nice.
Bloodhound is often used in search of escaped prisoners or missing people, children and pets. It has around 300 million scent receptors in the nose (humans have only 5 millions), that can detect scents that are several miles away.
Bloodhound drools a lot and its coat has unpleasant smell. It belongs to the group of medium shedders that require grooming at least one time per week.
Bloodhound gives birth to 8 to 10 puppies on average.
Bloodhound is prone to bloat, ear infections, hip and elbow dysplasia and hypothyroidism.
Bloodhound has an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years.

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