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The Bloodhound is a lovable companion in a baggy outfit. Its name comes from the term "blooded hound," which refers to its pure breeding, dating back 1000 years. Bloodhounds are trackers by nature. With an extraordinary sense of small and an innate determination, they can follow a train over 100 miles.
Bloodhounds are so trusted in police work that their evidence has been used in courts of law. The Bloodhound's sleek short coat comes in black and tan, liver and tan, and red. The Bloodhound is one of the largest breeds and can grow to between 80 and 100 lbs.
Well-muscled and powerful, Bloodhounds are built to walk for hours on end, which means, as pets, they require two long walks every day and would love to have a big yard in which to follow trails. Despite its hunting instinct, the Bloodhound is a softy, but requires a great deal of attention, so may not be the best family dog.
When it comes to obedience they require firm but gentle training. Bloodhounds are predisposed to ear infections and hip dysplasia. They need to be brushed once a week and bathed occasionally. So keep in mind, Bloodhounds are large, take a bit of time to groom, require patience to train, need a lot of exercise, have some health problems, but make good pets for people with time and patience. Now on the the next scent!
The Bloodhound is an affectionate personality and lovable companion in a baggy outfit. Its name comes from the term "blooded hound," which refers to its pure breeding, dating back 1000 years. Bloodhounds are renowned for their ability to track using their sense of smell, and have been prized historically as excellent hunting partners. Watch Petside's video to learn more about this incredible dog breed!
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