Is a Bloodhound the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Bloodhound

Choosing a Bloodhound as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Characteristic long droopy ears and loose jowls marks the Bloodhound out as a very different but easily recognised dog. More interested in smells than most other dogs he is likely to "smell" you first as a greeting. Enjoys company making them ideal family dogs.

Suitable Owners

A fairly easy going owner with enough room to accomodate this large tail swinging dog often to be seen lumbering around following scents.
Origins

Bred originally to track scent smells
Dog Group - Kennel Club:

Hound
Coat:

Short, smooth coat
Grooming:

Does not require a great deal of grooming, just regular brushing. Some attention to the ears may be necessary especially after eating.
Average Height:

 58-69 cms. 23-27 ins.
Average Weight:

 36-50 kgs. 100-110 lbs.
Colour:

Black and tan, liver and tan.
Temperament:

Affectionate, affable, sensitive and sometimes reserved dogs. Good with children but can often knock them over.Generally good with strangers, other pets and unfamiliar dogs.
 Exercise:

Generally low but may need long walks
Average Lifespan: 

9-12 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Heavy Jowls can make for lack of saliva control. Heavy weight and eager desire to follow scents can make long walks tiring for owners.

Potential Health Concerns


Can have hip and elbow problems. Prone to bloat.
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