PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion


With his keen scent ability, the Bloodhound is used worldwide as a tracking dog in criminal searches and rescue efforts. This breed descended from the St. Huberts Hound of eighth century Belgium. Kind, docile and affectionate, the Bloodhound is a good family pet. The breed has a distinctive look due to abundant loose skin that hangs around the head and neck forming deep folds. The coat should be groomed weekly.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if sufficiently exercised
Did you know?
The Bloodhound’s name refers to the pure-blood breeding of this hound. Bloodhounds are such accurate trackers that they have produced evidence that has been accepted in a court of law.
Also Known As:
Chien de Saint-Hubert
St. Hubert Hound
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 63.5 to 69 centimetres
    Females – 58 to 63.5 centimetres
  • Weight Males – 40 to 50 kilograms
    Females – 36 to 45 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Low to medium
  • Colour Black and tan, liver and tan, red
  • Activities Hunting, Tracking, Police Work, Search and Rescue, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both