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Bloodhound

Bloodhound breed dogs were originally bred for hunting deer and wild boar. Later, their sense of smell due to the exceptional, the dogs began to be used to search for missing persons. Bloodhound are known as the Chien de Saint Hubert or Sleuth Hound. Bloodhound breed dogs are very affectionate animals, obedient and patient. All these qualities, combined with an extraordinary ability to detect traces of animals or people are in an excellent Bloodhound bloodhound dog.

History

According to legend, the first dogs were bred Bloodhound monks of the monastery St. Hubert in Belgium, around 1000. But these dogs probably first appeared in France, a country known for many modern breeds of hounds. Due to the unusual ability to take from, Bloodhound dogs were used to create other breeds of hounds, and English Foxhound, American Foxhound and Coonhound. Historical evidence shows that, since the thirteenth century, the monks of the monastery of St. Hubert Bloodhound dogs sent as a gift several annual King of France. British Isles and Bloodhound breed dogs were used for hunting and patrolling borders since the 1300s. Over the centuries, the breed has undergone several changes page and look Bloodhound specimens changed, especially in terms of coat color. Bloodhound has been recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club in 1885.

Aspect

Bloodhound are large dogs, weighing between 33 and 50 pounds. The body is muscular and the back of a Bloodhound is very powerful for the size dog. The head is tall and narrow, the skin on the forehead and cheeks and eyes were wrinkled is an expression of calm. Large ears hanging on the sides of the head, but should not exceed the edge of the jaw. Nostrils are wide and open. Chest and legs are well shaped muscles and feet are well angulated. The tail is medium length, carried just over the line slightly curved back. The coat is short, thick and rough on the entire body, except the head and ears, which is silky. The colors are allowed for this dog copper black, red or liver color and copper. Some copies may have a white spot on chest or feet.

 

Temperament

Bloodhound breed dogs are calm, patient, affectionate, yet maintaining an air of nobility. These quadrupeds get along well with children. A Bloodhound will appreciate any kind of attention that is given, including the children will go on behind him. A master of Bloodhound should take into account excessive patience of these dogs will suffer in silence any "torture" that it causes a child. When taken for walks, Bloodhound dogs are very energetic, independent and eager to know the surroundings. The owner of such dog will be calm and firm for the animal to be trained properly. Clear rules should be drawn and respected without exception. Any sign of weakness from the handler and dog will not listen to. If you feel an interesting smell, a Bloodhound will be hard to stop just by voice commands. It is very important that this dog to be socialized while still small walks to be made with other dogs. Otherwise, the dog will become shy and difficult to master. Bloodhound is not recommended for security, given that most will gladly welcome any foreigner. However, if you are home alone can be quite territorial. Bloodhound dogs get along well with other pets.

Features

Bloodhound tend to bark loudly, snoring and drooling excessively to. These dogs should be kept in an unrestricted space because there is likely to leave following a scent. If you do enough exercise, gets along well with dogs Bloodhound to apartment life. Walking on the outside would have to be quite long. Rarely have neat short hair and the bathroom must be made only in situations when it is absolutely necessary. The ears should receive special attention and should be cleaned periodically. Bloodhound dogs have an odor that can be quite disturbing for some people.

Health

Bloodhound dogs quickly become bloated and should be fed three times a day with a reasonable amount of food. Exercise after feeding should be avoided because some copies may have stomach cramps. Bloodhound is prone to hip dysplasia and ear infections. Lined with cotton bed is recommended to avoid problems with dog joints. Some copies of the Bloodhound can suffer from entropion (eyelid edge returns to the eye). Life expectancy of these dogs is 10-12 years.