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Also referred to as St. Hubert Hounds and Chien St. Huberts

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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All About the Bloodhounds

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Average Height & Weight

The Bloodhound is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 25 to 27 inches.

Weight: 90 to 110 pounds.

Females – Height: 23 to 25 inches.

Weight: 80 to 100 pounds.

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Typical Coloring

Bloodhounds are commonly black and tan, liver and tan, and red. They sometimes have white flecks.





Calm, well-mannered and docile, Bloodhounds are one of the most sensitive breeds. They react well to a kind word, but they can mope after being corrected by their owners. They are affectionate, but they can also try to dictate the law of the household if not properly trained by their masters.




Activity Level

Bloodhounds are a medium energy breed requiring daily exercise.

When outdoors they should be carefully monitored so that they do not get distracted into a hunt. Once they’ve caught a scent, it’s very difficult to pull them off.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

7 to 10 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Bloodhounds include ectropion, entropion, gastric torsion, otitis externa, skin-fold dermatitis, canine hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Bloodhounds have a low tolerance for hot climates and a medium tolerance for cold climates. They can live outdoors comfortably unless the weather is very hot.





Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Though they are not the most playful of dogs, Bloodhounds are extremely trustworthy around children. They are friendly toward other dogs and very friendly toward other household pets.




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