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Bloodhound profile

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Lifespan: 7-10 Years

Avg height: 58-69cm

Avg weight: 38-50kg

Coat type: Short, straight coat, with multiple folds around neck and face.

Coat colours: Black and tan, liver and tan.

Originally bred for: Hunting deer and wild boar.

Breed traits: Stubborn, gentle, steady, loving.


A little about the Bloodhound


The Bloodhound is one of the most famous members of the Hound dog group. Its placid, calm, and gentle nature makes it very good around children, however, it is also tough, stubborn and independent once it has a scent. With tireless endurance, the Bloodhound can be difficult to distract from a trail.




Most common health issues in Bloodhound's are related to their deep skin folds and floppy ears. Due to these, they are prone to skin fold dermatitis and ear infections (Otitis Externa). They are also predisposed to eye conditions (Ectropion, Entropian), hypothyroidism and Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia. As a deep-chested breed they also at risk of Gastric Torsion (bloat).

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.