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Bloodhound   Hound, Working Dog


The Bloodhound is an iconic scent hound: big and tall (up to 27” and 150lbs) with loose folds of skin, he is one of the oldest dogs to hunt by scent. Finding fugitives or lost children, the Bloodhound works tirelessly, and with such accuracy he made the Guinness Book of World Records as the first animal whose evidence is legally admissible in some U.S. courts! He is an affectionate dog, but requires training, and his coat requires regular grooming.

The American Bloodhound Club


Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - Bloodhound



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