Considered to be one of the oldest hound breeds, Bloodhound is believed to have originated in Belgium during the 8th century. Bloodhound, also known as St. Hubert’s hound and Flemish hound, was famous throughout the Mediterranean, long before the era of Christ. The innate scent tracking ability of the breed was made use of before the American civil war to track escaped slaves.
Bloodhound is a powerful dog with a high skull, well muscled neck, long muzzle, powerful shoulders, hanging skin and drooping ears. The breed is 27 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. The breed has a shorthaired coat that comes in black and tan, liver and tan, and red and tawny colors. It has straight, muscular forelegs, strong loins and a long, thick tail that is set high. It has straight, muscular forelegs and eyes that are set deeply in their sockets.
Black and tan, liver and tan, or red. The darker colors are sometimes interspersed with lighter or badger-colored hair and some times flecked or roaned with white. White may also be found on the chest, feet and tip of stern.
Bloodhound is a patient, noble, mild-mannered, loyal, lovable and good natured companion. The breed is friendly with other breeds, pets and children. Hiking freaks, Bloodhounds have a stupefying stamina and can walk for hours. The breed has a tendency to snore, howl and drool excessively. Though the breed remains friendly to its visitors, it is protective of its territory.
The dog is prone to structural problems like hip dysplasia and eye-related problems like ectropian or entropian. Using a padded bed could prevent calluses on the joints.
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