Dog Breeds - Bloodhound

The Bloodhound is also known as the St. Hubert hound and Sleuth Hound. It is the oldest breed known. Country of origin is not confirmed, however it is believed that it emerged in Belgium and was later brought into England and United States. It was initially used to hunt deer and wild boars but is now used by the police and law enforcements all over the world to track down criminals, missing people, missing pets and even lost children due to its exceptionally keen nose.

Breed :              Hounds
Weight:             Male: 90-110; Female: 80-100 lbs
Height: Male:     25-27; Female: 23-25 inches
Color(s):            black and tan, liver and tan, and red

Bloodhound Health and Diseases
The average lifespan of bloodhound is 7-10 years which makes it one of the shortest lived dog breed. It has an exceptional high rate of gastrointestinal problems including bloat. It also suffers from eye, skin and ear problems. Therefore the owners must thoroughly check these areas to avoid complications.