Bloodhound Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Bloodhound are that they are kind, patient, noble, mild-mannered, lovable, gentle affectionate, loves attention, willful, timid, shy, sensitive.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is great with children and family. They are also friendly towards strangers.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 80 to 110 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog are bloat, stomach cramps, hip dysplasia, ear infections and entropion.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with a LOT of patience on part of the owner. This breed of dog is a bit willful. Shedding is average, brush weekly with a glove.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a large fenced in yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $2,000+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog tends to howl a lot.

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