Complete Dogs Guide

The ideal site for dog owners and lovers worldwide!

Site Menu

Dogs Home

Dog Names
Dogs For Sale
Dog Training
Dog Psychology
Dog Pictures
Dog Health
Dog Grooming
Dog Rescues
Dog TV

Dog Breeds

Dog Breeds
Designer Dogs Breeds
Rare Dogs Breeds

Dogs by Group

Gun Dogs
Hounds
Pastoral Dogs
Terriers
Toy Dogs
Utility Dogs
Working Dogs

Kennel Clubs

Fédération Cynologique Internationale
American Kennel Club
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
The Kennel Club (UK)

Contact Us
About Us
Site Map

 

 

Bloodhound

Bloodhound Dog
This our South African boy, which was one of my Bloodhounds that I brought to the UK when we moved here. He is four years old and is liver and tan and is Hippichic's father. His name is Sniffers Baggens of Scentall Photo thanks to Gillian, www.bloodhoundclub.co.uk/Sce/

Bloodhound Breeders & Puppies For Sale If your a Bloodhound breeder and have Bloodhound puppies for sale, send us your details for free and we will add to our Bloodhound Breeders page.

Bloodhound Rescue Center Visit the Bloodhound rescue centers if your looking to rescue a Bloodhound, as well as learn more about the breed or just support the rescue centers for there hard work.


Group Hound (KC)

Origin / History Bloodhounds are known to have existed for over a thousand years already. The breed was perfected in Belgium and the dogs were imported to England by the Normans. Dogs of this breed are also called as Flemish Hounds or St. Hubert Hounds. These dogs were bred for the purpose of tracking humans and animals.

There are many people who think that Bloodhounds are named as such because they have a taste for blood. Truth is, these dogs are nonviolent, and their name comes from the fact that they underwent a very high degree of breeding. Nowadays, they are used both as trackers and as family companions.

Appearance Dogs of this breed have large skeletal structures and majority of their weight is in their bones, which happen to be very thick. They have coats that are hard and composed solely of fur. Their ears are long and droopy, and they have wrinkled, loose skin. Their noses are black and sit at the tip of their long muzzles. They have dark eyes that possess dignified, mournful expressions. These dogs also have strong shoulders and powerful backs that allow them to work for such long times without taking breaks.

Colours These dogs have coats that are in color combinations of tan and black, tan and liver, or red and tawny. During the Middle Ages, there also existed a Bloodhound called a Talbot Hound, and it was white in color.

Temperament Dogs of this breed are known to be patient, kind, mild-mannered, and noble. They love children, but owners should make sure that their children aren't pestering or hurting their dog. These dogs are typically silent, except when they bark. Aside from being excellent trackers, they also make good companions. When they are at home, they are affectionate and relaxed. Once they are out doing tracking, though, they become relentless and alert. These dogs can get along well with other pets and can even be accepting of strangers. They are highly energetic, independent, and determined. They may even be quite boisterous as puppies.

Height and Weight 58.5 - 68.5 cm in height and 36 - 50 Kg in weight. Males are larger than females and at the top end of the size ranges.

Common Health Problems One of the common health issues of Bloodhounds is that they are susceptible to bloating. Thus, they should be fed two or three small meals instead of giving them just one large meal for the duration of the whole day. Owners must also make sure to avoid having the dogs do exercise right after they have eaten their meals. They are also susceptible to having ear infections and hip dysplasia. There have also been cases of some dogs developing eyelid entropion.

Living Conditions These dogs can be kept inside apartments just as long as they are getting enough exercise. It will be best, though, if they are given an average-sized yard where they could run around and play.

Exercise Requirements Owners of these dogs should make sure that they are providing their dog with sufficient exercise. They should be taken out for long walks daily. They enjoy hiking and hunting, but owners must keep in mind that these dogs tend to follow scents that interest them.

Training Requirements When training Bloodhounds, owners must make sure that they are giving their dogs gentle but firm training. The training methods used must be consistent. Since these dogs tend to be independent, an owner cannot expect them to be fully obedient. These dogs may also take quite some time to housebreak, and an owner must possess lots of patience for this dog. Dogs of this breed are sensitive to a person's tone of voice, so it's best to employ an approving but firm tone when training them.

Life Expectancy The life span of these dogs range from around 10 to 12 years.

Grooming Even though these dogs can emit odor that may be offensive to certain people, this breed is easy to groom. Owners should groom their dogs using a hound glove and they should bathe them only when necessity calls for it. To make the coat gleam, rubbing a chamois or rough towel on it will do the trick. Owners of Bloodhounds must also make sure that their dogs' ears are cleaned on a regular basis.

Famous Examples

CompleteDogsGuide Comment

Breeders Comments: Send us yours comments, advice for owners, potential owners etc.

Owners Comments: Send us any of your comments. Thanks in advance.

More Bloodhound Information: Check out our Bloodhound Clubs and links to more informative websites dedicated to the breed.

Submit your Bloodhound pictures Send us any pics of your Bloodhound, let us know there name and age and any other details. We'll add to this page. Contact us

BloodHound Pics
Bloodhound Dog
Baggens Head.
3 Bloodhound Pups
3 puppies of nine months and six months in the middle.
Blissful Harmony Des Vernes De Lyre of Scentall. Bred in France. She is black and tan.
Kingwater Hippichik of Scentall. Bred here and her father is our stud dog we brought with us from South Africa. She is liver and tan.
Cammonstone Jupiter. Jane Crease his breeder co-owns him with me. He is chocolate liver and tan.

Bloodhound Puppy
Hippi at nine weeks old
Bloodhound Puppy
Hippi at 8 weeks old
Photos with thanks to Gillian, www.bloodhoundclub.co.uk/Sce/

 

 

Dog Prizes! Win Cash Prizes For Your Dogs

Play games & take part in free monthly competitions for the chance to win cash prizes each month to spend on doggie treats!


Dog Breeds Dog Breeds

Send us pictures of your dog as adult and puppy as well as any breed specific information on your breed of dog to help us build the best dog breed guide on the net!



Dog Psychology

Learn how your dogs mind works, get a better understanding of your dog, communicate better and ultimately build an even better bond in our Dog Psychology section.



Dog Stories

Have a dog story to tell? Please write it and send to us along with pictures if you have any and we'll add to our dog story section. Contact Us.

© 2007 - 2010 Complete Dogs Guide