Category Hound
Country of origin Belguim
Date of origin Middle Ages
First use Ground scent/Tracking
Height 58-69cms (23-27ins)
Weight 36-50kgs (80-110lbs)
Size Large
Lifespan 10-12 years

The Breed

The Bloodhound is a large, powerful dog. The breed has a distintive jowly appearance with drooping eyes, and long ears.
They have a strong musky smell, which some people find unpleasant. They also slobber.
The breed is reputed to be the best of all trackers.
Careful thought should be considered if you are thinking of buying a Bloodhound. They require a great deal of space and not a decision to be taken lightly.


Grooming is minimal, a rub down with a chamois leather is all that is indeed to keep the coat glossy and healthy. The wrinkles on the face should be wiped clean and checked on a regular basis. The ears should be cleaned regulary to keep them healthy and reduce unpleasant ear odour.


The Bloodhound requires plenty of vigorous exercise. They become very restless when confined indoors. The breed is not suited to city life or appartment living.

At a glance….

Exercise High
Feeding High
Grooming High

Article by: Pet Owners Association


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