Bloodhounds are a very active and hardworking breed, typically weighing between 90 to 130 pounds. They were originally bred for the purpose of tracking and trailing humans, as the have a extraordinary ability to follow a scent. Bloodhounds require long daily walks or runs, and do best in a pack of dogs with a large yard to play in. They can be characterized by their long ears and wrinkled face. It is not uncommon to run into a very vocal Bloodhound, and a range in temperament from noisy and vocal, to sweet and quiet. Bloodhounds can impose a challenge as they are a bit slower to mature, but they are wonderful and loving companions.
Common Health Conditions
- Certain dog breeds, such as Bloodhounds are especially susceptible to ear infections, due to their long floppy ears.
- Dermatitis is a skin infection that causes redness, sores, and odor, usually on the tail, face, lips, vulvar folds, and any fold on the body. The folds and wrinkles on a Bloodhound’s face are susceptible to dermatitis.
- The liver is vital to your Bloodhound’s health. When functioning properly, it regulates blood sugar and filters toxic substances.