Bloodhound breed has a long history. It was first brought to England from Normandy by William the Conqueror. The name of the breed is translated from English as “purebred hound” – this implies not only their purpose (search by blood trail), but also their origin. These dogs were the result of crossing the hounds of Talbolt and St. Hubert. It is believed that the breed formed in the Middle Ages.
Bloodhound has a restrained and sensitive character. Relying mainly on his scent, he first sniffs you and only after that he “introduces himself”, but as soon as you get acquainted he will become very kind.
While at home, the Bloodhound will warn visitors with a piercing bark, but he is not a guard dog, and casts his voice only if he believes that there is a reason for this. This dog is not inclined to bark only to enjoy the sound of his own voice.
Among the hounds, the instinct of bloodhounds has no equal. They perfectly follow the track and are able to follow it to the victorious end, no matter how much time it takes. There are cases when the bloodhounds successfully followed the tracks that cooled more than 72 hours ago. Such incredible abilities allowed the bloodhounds to take pride of place among detective dogs.
Each owner wants to see his dog healthy, active and cheerful.
And, as you know, the basis of health is a proper, complete and balanced diet. Even if you purchase the freshest and highest-quality products, buy vitamins and mineral supplements, without a biochemical laboratory you cannot determine the exact nutritional value of the food you cook at home. That’s why PEDIGREE® has developed a special app that helps you evaluate how your pet’s diet meets its needs.
Proper nutrition in the first year of a puppy’s life largely determines how healthy and joyful your puppy will be in the future. Caring for the health of your pet, PEDIGREE® recommends a combination of dry and wet rations, which allows you to fully utilize the benefits of both. You can read more about this in the article.
Characteristics of the breed:
– Extremely good-natured companion dog
– Very strong, requires an imperious, but by no means a rude master
– A great friend who can be forgiven even excessive salivation
Height: 58–69 cm
Age: 8–10 years old
Weight: 40–56 kg
Bloodhound is used to working in a team, and therefore naturally gets along well with other animals. He does not like to be alone, therefore, if his family plans to be away often, it is better to take care of the company for the pet. Getting to know new housemates is best done either at an early age or gradually.
This dog strives to be part of the family and, taking part in family affairs, becomes an excellent companion. The owner should be ready for the games in the “detective” and carefully monitor the appearance of his “Sherlock.”
Short hair of the bloodhound does not require laborious care. All you need is regular brushing. In their long ears, mites and fungal infections like to “settle”, so the ears should be checked and cleaned regularly, and make sure that no food remains on their tips after eating.
Conditions of detention
Dogs of this breed will not be happy in the cramped apartment of an overpopulated city. He needs long walks and games like air, and, smelling something interesting in him, your pet can go on the trail, forgetting about everything in the world.
Bloodhounds need regular exercise, but they should not overwork the pet, especially the first 12 months of active growth. The stubborn nature of the bloodhound resists training, so the owner should be patient and in no case be rude: these creatures are very vulnerable and touchy.
We must not forget that the bloodhound is a bloodhound. Having buried his nose in the ground, he will forget about everything around until he reaches the goal. The lack of a sense of road requires these dogs to walk freely only in closed areas.