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Bloodhound

Whether fulfilling the role of large game dog, service canine or companion, Bloodhounds are always brimming with energy.

About the Bloodhound

Bloodhounds are imposing dogs of great nobility, reinforced by their solemn appearance. Despite this, Bloodhounds are extremely affectionate dogs with a gentle nature.

Their exceptional nose is legendary, so it's no surprise that Bloodhounds are often used to search for missing persons in North America.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Belgium
Group
FCI Group 6, AKC Hound Group
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Gentle / Even-tempered / Loving / Sociable / Calm / Determined / Reserved / Sensitive / Quiet

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs little training

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