Bloodhound Dog Breed

Bloodhound Dog Breed Introduction:
The Bloodhound, aka the Sleuth Hound, Flemish Hound or St. Hubert Hound is a large dog breed is famous the world over for its ability to follow any scent, even human for hundreds of miles for days. They are one of if not the best scent hound. Depsite how tenacious they are when it comes to finding what they have been tasked with they are very gentle, well-mannered and affectionate. Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s thorough Dog Breed Index to locate an Bloodhound Breeder near you.

Bloodhound Puppy Dog

Bloodhound Puppy

Bloodhound Dog Breed Temperament:
This noble breed is extremely mild-mannered and wonderful to children, so much so that you must monitor your children as they play with the dog, for it will take whatever abuse doled out, including pain without reacting. They do enjoy the company of the pack (the family) but are also very independent creatures, particularly when they are younger and far more out-going and boisterous. Because of their heavy tracking instincts they can be very single-minded and therefore difficult to train, do not mistake this for a lack of intelligence as they are very smart. They are not obedience dogs for certain. Give them exercise, mentally and physically or they will become very difficult to deal with. They are most definitely not guard dogs, in general, they will greet everyone equally with a happy demeanor. They are droolers, snorers and howlers, so be aware of these things. Cute Puppies For Sale’s extensive dog breed directory has cute Bloodhound puppies for sale.

Bloodhound Puppies for Sale

Bloodhound Puppies for Sale

Bloodhound Dog Breed Appearance:
The Bloodhoung dog breed is a truly large one, they are big and powerful. They have long and narrow heads with long muzzles featuring a black nose. Their eyes are deep-set and they have droopy eyelids. This is consistent with the rest of their bodies, which are long and lean and features lots of extra loose, wrinkly skin particularly around the head and neck areas. The Bloodhound features colors such as: black and tan, liver and tan and red, sometimes with white flecking and areas on the chest and feet. Bloodhounds weigh anywhere from 80 to 110 pounds and average between 23 to 27 inches high at the withers, though much greater heights and weights are not out of the question. Their coats are hard and fur only.

Bloodhound Dog Breed Origins:
The Bloodhound as a breed is older than 1,000 years and most likely came from the area of France and surrounding regions. The breed is however historically traced to the Saint-Hubert Monks in Belgium around the year 1,000 AD when they were perfected and originally known as St. Hubert Hounds. Many of these were given as gifts to French royalty. The name Bloodhound appeared in English writings of the 14th century so the modern Bloodhound line was probably well-established by then. The breed was used to track from the very start. There are references in writing to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce (popularized in the film Braveheart) being followed by the famous ‘sleuth hound’

Bloodhound Dog Breeders

Bloodhound Dog Breed

Again we have a dog breed that saw dwindling numbers in Europe due to World War II. Their numbers have been slowly rising again thanks to help from importing from other countries, including America. Late 19th century numbers were heavily increased thanks to renewed enthusiasm from French dog lovers who were sad about the extinction of the original St. Hubert line and wanted to re-establish the breed. Bloodhounds have existed in America since at least the civil war and were introduced from Britain. They are famous in America for being used by police to track criminals and missing persons.

Bloodhound Dog Breed Mortality:
As with other large dog breeds Bloodhounds have issues with bloat, which actually effects a large number. Combat bloat by feeding 3-4 small meals instead of large ones and making sure they don’t exercise directly afterward. They are also prone to ear, eye and skin issues, so make sure they get regular check-ups. Heat can also be an issue due to their thick coat. Above all, again, be aware of the bloat as it can be fatal, and is the leading cause of death and illness in the breed. The Bloodhound lives on average between 10 to 12 years. Bloodhound litters average 8-10, though cases of up to 15 puppies have been reported. Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s full Dog Breed Directory to identify a Certified Bloodhound Breeder.

Bloodhound Puppies for Sale

Bloodhound Puppy

Bloodhound Dog Breed Overview:
The large, powerful dog has a temperament that is in contrast to it’s size, as it is very gentle and carefree. They are very loving with you and your children, though should always be supervised due to their size. They are wonderful pets when they have proper mental and physical exercise and work on tracking things down for you. Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s extensive Dog Breed Directory to locate Bloodhound Breeders in your state.

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