The Bloodhound is a noble breed, very loyal, and quite possibly the most laid back dog ever. They are exceptionally gentle with kids, so much so that you might need to make sure that the children aren’t getting too rough with them, since the Bloodhound will just sit there and take it. They may be calm, almost to a fault, but that does not make them obedient. Their lackadaisical demeanor can have backlashes into the realm of obedience. Make sure you are firm with them if you hope to socialize them at all. And they should never be off leash, since they will be magnetically drawn to follow whatever scent trail their mighty nose picks up on. .