The Bloodhound is a scent hound, service dog, tracking dog, and family dog that originated in Belgium. They were originally used to hunt large wild animals.

Appearance & Grooming

The Bloodhound is a large dog with a muscular body. They have a short, dense coat in tan, red, liver (reddish-brown), and black. They shed seasonally and require weekly brushing when shedding.

Behavior & Disposition

The Bloodhound is affectionate, gentle, independent, and stubborn. Adult supervision is recommended when playing with children and other dogs.

Activity Level

The Bloodhound has a moderate activity level and can become overweight. They need to be monitored for calorie consumption and weight.


The Bloodhound is a stubborn and independent dog. Therefore, a combination of consistency, dedication, and positive reinforcement is an effective way to train the breed. Early socialization and obedience training are also recommended.

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