Bloodhound: Health Issues & Personality

Exercise is absolutely vital for the Bloodhound.  When confined indoors, it becomes restless.  It is preferable to feed this hound in the evening; in fact, it tends to suffer from stomach cramps, and activity after meals is not advised.  Bloodhounds are extremely stubborn, and can be difficult to train and housebreak.  They are known for their legendary scenting ability, most experts agree that the Bloodhound has the keenest sense of smell of any domestic animal.  Unfortunately, Bloodhounds are also known for their health problems and relatively short lifespan. They are known as one of the least intelligent dogs, and the worst guard dog.  Sorry, Bloodhound lovers!
Average Lifespan Of The Bloodhound: 9-11 Years
Average Weight: 79-110lbs.

Inherited Health Disorders:

Defective Immunity:

Susceptibility to disease, e.g. distemper.


Droopy Lower Lids (Ectropion)
Redundant Forehead Skin:
Extra forehead skin is common in this breed and can allow the upper eyelid to droop over the eye - especially when the head is lowered.  Drooping excessive forehead skin can lead to eye disease and blindness.  Breeders of such dogs should be aware that this fashion is undesirable and breed for tighter forehead skin.
Exercise Requirements: 4/5
Affection Level: 5/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 3/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:
Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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