Bloodhound breed information, pictures and more...

St. Hubert's Hound, Chien St. Hubert
Belgien, 8. Jahrhundert
AKC Hound Dogs, FCI Group VI.: Scenthounds and Related Breeds, TKC Hound
Dogs 25-27 inches (64-69 cm)
Bitches 23-25 inches (58-64 cm)
Dogs 90-110 pounds (41-50 kg)
Bitches 80-100 pounds (36-45 kg)
9-11 years
7 to 8

The Bloodhound  (also known as the St. Hubert hound and Sleuth Hound) is a large, massive, powerful dog breed with loose, wrinkled skin and drooping ears. It stands over more ground than is usual with hounds of other breeds. Its skin is thin and extremely loose.

The Bloodhound is a gentle dog breed; it does well with children and family pets. Its expression is noble and dignified. This dog breed has an outstanding ability as a scent hound, superior to other hound, which has made the Bloodhound very useful in police investigations.

Its back is extraordinarily strong for the dog's size. Its powerful shoulders allow the dog to work for long hours without a break. It has a tenancy to drool, but is otherwise a very clean dog.


Black and tan, red and tan, and tawny, the darker colors being sometimes interspersed with lighter or badger-colored hair, and sometimes flecked with white. A small amount of white is permissible on chest, feet, and tip of stern.


It has smooth, short and weatherproof coat. It is easy to groom. Groom with a hound glove, and bathe only when necessary. This breed is an average shedder. It requires periodic brushing.

Health Issues:

The Bloodhound is prone to bloat; you should feed two or three small meals a day instead of one large one. Avoid exercise after meals. It is prone to hip dysplasia and ear infections. A padded bed is recommended to avoid calluses on the joints. Some tend to get entropion, where the eyelids turn inward. To minimize the risk of your Bloodhound developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Bloodhound puppy from a reputable breeder. 

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