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Bloodhound Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
The area where the animal first came from
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
71cm (28in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
50kg (110lbs)
Average Lifespan:
The average time the animal lives for
12 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Brown ,Tan, Black
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
Kind, patient and noble
The level of house-training needed for the animal
Should be trained from an early age due to their large size

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The bloodhound is a gentle dog who is nonetheless tireless in following a scent. Due to the strong tracking instinct of the bloodhound, the bloodhound can be willful and somewhat difficult to obedience train. However, with the proper amount of time, effort, and how well you treat the bloodhound, this can be achieved easily.

The bloodhound is very affectionate, gentle, and even-tempered and bloodhounds make excellent family pets but, like any large breed, the bloodhound will require supervision when around small children because the bloodhound could easily knock them over with their large size.

Bloodhounds are also characterized by a stubborn whats-in-it-for-me? temperament, which along with the size and excessive drooling of the bloodhound, means that there is a high number of bloodhounds given up for adoption once full-grown in comparison with other breeds.

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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 8th November 2019

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