This breed is famed for his wrinkled face, long and wonderful ears, and amazing sense of smell.
Height: 23 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: 80 to 110 pounds
Coat: loose and thin
Life span: 6 to 10 years
Breed Group: Hounds
The Bloodhound's ancestors were created in medieval France to trail deer and boar. Today, he's a highly active and intelligent dog whose keen sense of smell has found him a special place in law enforcement and search and rescue. His fans love him for his sweet nature and unique appearance.
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General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
Dog friendly
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Predatory tendencies
Tendency to bark or howl
Potential for weight gain
Watchdog ability
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids