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Bloodhound

ORIGIN

The B loodhound is a large scent hound originally bred for hunting deer and wild boar, but also used from the Middle Ages onwards for tracking human beings, and now most often bred specifically for that purpose. Thought to be descended from hounds once kept at the Abbey of St Hubert in Belgium, it is known to French speakers as the Chien de Saint-Hubert . The St Hubert was, according to legend, first bred ca. 1000 AD by monks at the Saint-Hubert Monastery in Belgium.

TEMPERAMENT

This breed is gentle, but is tireless when following a scent. Because of its strong tracking instinct, it can be willful and somewhat difficult to obedience train and handle on a leash. Bloodhounds have an affectionate and even-tempered nature with humans, making excellent family pets. However, like any pet, they require supervision when around small children.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Ponderous and considerable.

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

Between 64–72 cm (M) and 58–66 cm (F) / between 46–54 kg (M) and 40–48 kg (F).

COAT

Short and dense.

COLOR

Black and tan; liver and tan; red.

GROOMING

Low and extensive.

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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