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Bloodhound

Size: Large

Weight: 80 - 110 lbs.

Height: 23" - 27"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; bloat; ectropion; entropion; otitis externa

Origin: Belgium / England

Also Known As: St. Hubert's Hound

Group: Scenthound

Category: Hunting

Exercise Needs

Bloodhounds require vigorous exercise on a regular basis. This dog is not recommended for city or apartment living.

Grooming Needs

The Bloodhound needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing. Must check ears regularly.

Temperament

The Bloodhound is extremely affectionate and an incomparable scent tracker

Compatibility with Kids

Great with children.

History

Dating back to the Middle Ages, this Hound was used to trail game.

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