The Bloodhound is a breed of dog used for hunting deer, wild boar and for tracking loss people, its ancestors were bred in medieval France. Bloodhound Dog was known for its ability to discern human scent over a great distance, they have an extraordinarily keen sense of smell that is combined with a strong and great tracking instinct. Their appearance is sweet, lovely and unique that makes people love them.
Bloodhound is a large breed of dogs weighing 36 to 45 kg. for females and 41 to 50 kg. for males, they are 22.83 to 25.20 inches for females and 25.20 to 27.17 inches for males. Because of their muscular body, they have a strong appearance. Their coat is short and dense, the only color of its fur that is acceptable is black, liver, tan, and red.
Like other breeds of dogs, it is recommended to brush their fur occasionally especially during summer where they shed a lot. It is better to bathe and groom them as necessary and used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft and smell good.
It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.
Bloodhound Dog is a very sweet, gentle, lovely and affectionate dog good as a family pet, they are very good in following the scent and used for hunting deer, wild boar and for tracking loss people. They are shy to people that make them not good as a watchdog but because of their extraordinary keen sense of smell that is combined with a strong and great tracking instinct, they are good as a hunting dog. They love their owner a lot that they don’t mind cuddling on the couch for a long period of time. It is not advisable to live in a small place or apartment if you have this kind of breed of dog, it is better if you have a yard or park where they can run freely to release their energy.
Early socialization can make them good to other animals in the house, they are also a good playmate to the children as long as we teach the children how to handle the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children itself.
Bloodhound has an average life span of 7 to 12 years, they are generally healthy but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.
|Ectropion||It is a common condition of dogs where the lower eyelids droop or roll out. It can affect one or both eyes. It is often inherited and has a strong tendency to occur in dogs with loose droopy skin.|
|Hip Dysplasia||It is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints.|
|Allergies||It is a misguided reaction to foreign substances by the body’s immune system of your dogs.|
|Skin Fold Dermatitis||This condition occurs when skin folds are deep, causing abnormal rubbing and retaining moisture in an area that’s both warm and not well-aerated.|
|Ear Infections||It is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.|
How much is Bloodhound?
First, look for a legit seller or breeder of Bloodhound.
The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs.
In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $1400 – $3000 to Bloodhound puppies.
The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.
Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.
Note: The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…
See also: Black and Tan Coonhound