For its size, the Bloodhound is a very powerful hound dog. It has a long head which is narrow but proportioned to its body. The muzzle is long and has a black nose. The eyes are deeply sunk and diamond shaped. The shape of the eyes is as a result of the eyelids where the lower is dragged far down and somewhat turned outwards by the upper eye lid which is pretty heavy. The ears are thin, soft and drop extremely low.
The colors of the Bloodhound puppies vary from yellow to deep hazel. It has many several wrinkled skin which hangs loosely. At the neck, the loose skin forms folds. The skin folds have been known to hold scent and aid in tracking. In general, the breed has a wrinkled coat which is both short and hard textured. The skull and ears have soft hair. The coat colors include liver and tan; black and tan; red and tawny; and red. The feet, chest and toes might have some white.
Still on appearance, the San Diego Bloodhound puppy has pronounced dewlaps. It is muscular and has straight front legs. It has a tail that is carried high but somewhat curved over the top line of the dog’s back.
Generally, the Bloodhound puppies San Diego are kind, noble and good mannered. They are lovable and patient. They do well with children and make great companions. It can lie down and let children meek it without any reaction. They love attention. However, for a fair game, ensure children do not hurt the dog because it will never react.
Outdoors, the San Diego Bloodhound puppy is pretty energetic. It is boisterous, independent and always determined. However, to hone the best behaviors, you need to train your puppies in good time. Additionally, you must show natural and calm authority. Failure to do this will lead to the tarnishing of the breed’s character. If you are meek, it will not listen to you.
On a daily basis, the Bloodhound puppies need lengthy walks or jogs. This will help shed the excess natural energy. It is important to note that once they pick up a scent, it can be difficult to distract them from it. You should therefore keep him on a leash when outdoors. They also need proper socialization. When you show good leadership characteristics, the Bloodhound will be devoted to you.
As a side note, the evidence brought in by the Bloodhound is admissible in a court of law. The breed is hence used as a police dog.
- Hip dysplasia
- Ear infections
- Entropion (eyelids turn inwards)
The best care you can give is regularly exercising your dog. The coat is smooth and has short hair hence easy to groom. Hound gloves should be used in grooming. It is also important to note that this breed is an average shedder.
Height: 23 to 27 inches
Weight: 80 to 110 pounds
10 to 12 years
The Bloodhound puppies San Diego relate well with children hence considered as family pets. They can also be used in hunting and tracking.