Bloodhound stands 26 inches tall at the shoulder.
He has a short, smooth, weatherproof coat in black and tan, red and tan, or tawny.
Grooming requirements are minimal. Eyelids and ears need special attention. Although he is a very clean dog, he
does have a tendency to drool.
The Bloodhound is gentle, sensitive, and affectionate. With his long, low-set,
droopy ears and sad expression, he looks like he needs a friend! He adores
children and is good with other pets. However, his size and strength may
be a problem in homes with very young children. As a pack animal, he is
happiest when part of a big family or with other dogs.
responsive, determined, and persistent, the Bloodhound is a tireless
tracker. Although he housebreaks easily, the Bloodhound is very stubborn. Training can therefore be an interesting and challenging experience for
both dog and owner.
of the sleepy hound on the farmer's porch is very misleading. The
Bloodhound is a large, active animal who needs daily exercise. He is capable of great
endurance when on the trail. As a scenthound,
he should be kept in a fenced-in
yard to combat a tendency to "follow his nose".