So you’re looking to adopt an Bloodhound, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Bloodhounds are large, substantial dogs standing 23 to 27 inches at the shoulder and weighing up to 110 pounds. Their most famous features are a long, wrinkled face with loose skin; huge, drooping ears; and warm, deep-set eyes that complete an expression of solemn dignity. Coat colors can be black and tan, liver and tan, or red. Powerful legs allow Bloodhounds to scent over miles of punishing terrain.As pack dogs, Bloodhounds enjoy company, including other dogs and kids. They are easygoing, but their nose can sometimes lead them into trouble. A strong leash and long walks in places where they can enjoy sniffing around are recommended. Bloodhounds are droolers, and obedience training these sensitive sleuths can be a challenge. The world famous “Sleuth Hound” does one thing better than any creature on earth: find people who are lost or hiding. An off-duty Bloodhound is among the canine kingdom’s most docile citizens, but he’s relentless and stubborn on scent.”
An Bloodhound typically ranges from 58.42cm to 68.58cm in height, and weighs from 36.287389600000004kg to 49.895160700000005kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Bloodhound breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Bloodhound insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.