Bloodhound

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 11in - 2ft 3in
Weight: 80-110lbs
Lifespan: 9 - 12 Years

Behavior

  • Affection3/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly2/5
  • Barking Amount5/5

Care

  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone4/5
  • Exercise Need3/5

Environment

  • Cold Tolerance3/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly1/5

Bloodhound Information

BloodhoundThe Bloodhound has been around for quite some time. In fact, many historians believe this breed was popular throughout the Mediterranean countries long before the Christian era.  Inquisitive and independent, the Bloodhound has a strong body that allows him to walk miles and miles. He stands out for his long, wrinkly face, drooping ears, loose skin and giant puppy eyes.

The Bloodhound is friendly and affectionate with his family. Around strangers, however, he can be timid and reserved. Coat colors include black and tan, liver and tan, and red. If you pick this dog, just make sure you have space – they can weigh in at up to 110 pounds!

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Breed FAQs

Can Bloodhounds be apartment dogs?

Bloodhounds don't do very well in apartments. It's recommended to look at another breed better suited to apartment-living.

Can Bloodhounds be left alone?

Bloodhounds do well when left alone for longer periods of time. They don't tend to have seperation anxiety issues. Just be sure to avoid being neglectful.

Are Bloodhounds good with kids?

Bloodhounds can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are Bloodhounds friendly with strangers?

Although Bloodhounds can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Bloodhounds get along with other dogs?

Bloodhounds aren't usually friendly with other dogs. They tend to not get along unless carefully socialized.

Do Bloodhounds bark a lot?

Bloodhounds are known to bark quite often. This can be irritating for owners who aren't expecting it and they may require some training to limit the amount of barking.

Do Bloodhounds shed a lot?

Bloodhounds shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Bloodhounds need a lot of grooming?

Bloodhounds don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Bloodhounds need a lot of exercise?

A Bloodhound will need a moderate amount of exercise to be happy. You'll need to plan some basic walks or fetch during the day.

Are Bloodhounds easy to train?

Although Bloodhounds can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Bloodhounds handle cold weather?

Although Bloodhounds can handle the cold weather when out with you, they may not want to stay out for long periods of time.

Can Bloodhounds handle hot weather?

Although Bloodhounds can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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