USD $800-$1200 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



10-12 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 50
Origin France Belgium
Other Names Bernhardiner, Chien St. Hubert, Sleuth Hound, St. Bernhardshund, St. Hubert Hound
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $800-$1200
How much does it cost to buy a Bloodhound?
Bloodhound are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $800 to $1200 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Bloodhounds can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Large
Weight Male: 90-110 pounds (41-50 kg),
Female: 80-100 pounds (36-45 kg)
Height Male: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm),
Female: 23-25 inches (58-63 cm)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. And FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Purpose tracking game
Date of Origin middle ages
Ancestry Flemish hound, Talbot hound

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Rough
Coat Colors Black, Liver, Red, Tan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Hazel
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Fawn, Red, Sable
Coat Length Small
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Delicate, Gentle, Independent, Outright, Stubborn, Tempered
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Yes
Therapy Dog Yes
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Yes
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Bloat, Ectopic Cilia, Ectropion, Elbow Dysplasia, Entropion, Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food Recommended daily amount: 4 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $2.00 - $2.25
Monthly Cost $60.00 - $67.50


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Bloodhound have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 8-10 puppies (Once a year.)


The Bloodhound is a large breed of dog that is known for its keen sense of smell and tracking abilities. It has a long, droopy face with large, floppy ears and a wrinkled forehead. The coat is short and dense, usually in shades of tan or black. The Bloodhound has an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years and can weigh anywhere from 60 to 110 pounds.

The Bloodhound is an intelligent breed with a friendly personality. They are loyal and devoted to their owners, but can be independent at times. They are also very social animals who enjoy being around other dogs, people, and animals. They are gentle with children but may be too boisterous for smaller kids due to their size and strength.

The Bloodhound's temperament is calm yet alert; they are not aggressive but will bark if they sense danger or something out of the ordinary. They have an excellent memory which makes them great guard dogs as well as tracking dogs; they can remember scents for up to two years!

The health of the Bloodhound is generally good; however, like all breeds they can suffer from certain health issues such as hip dysplasia or eye problems if not properly cared for. Regular vet check-ups are recommended in order to keep your pet healthy and happy throughout its life span.

The adaptability level of the Bloodhound is high; they do well in both rural and urban environments as long as they get plenty of exercise each day (at least one hour). This breed loves being outdoors so it’s important that you provide them with plenty of opportunities to explore their surroundings on walks or hikes!

Bloodhounds make great pets due to their friendly personalities, intelligence, loyalty, devotion towards their owners, adaptability level, low maintenance needs (they don’t need much grooming), and overall good health record when properly cared for!


The Bloodhound is a large, short-haired breed of dog. The exact origins of the Bloodhound are unknown, but it is thought to be descended from the ancient Celtic hound. The Bloodhound was first mentioned in England in the 12th century, and was used by English royalty for hunting deer and wild boar. The Bloodhound was also used to track criminals and missing persons. In the 18th century, the Bloodhound was brought to America, where it became popular as a hunting dog.

The Bloodhound nearly became extinct in the 19th century due to a lack of interest in the breed. However, a few dedicated breeders kept the Bloodhound alive, and it eventually regained popularity. Today, the Bloodhound is still used for hunting and tracking, but is also kept as a pet.

The ancestry of the Bloodhound can be traced back to ancient Celtic hounds. These dogs were used for hunting deer and wild boar, and were also used to track criminals and missing persons. The first mention of the Bloodhound in England dates back to the 12th century. In America, the Bloodhound became popular as a hunting dog in the 18th century.

TheBloodhound nearly became extinct in the 19th century due to a lack of interest in the breed. However, a few dedicated breeders kept the Bloodhound alive, and it eventually regained popularity. Today,theBloodhounds are still used for hunting and tracking purposes, but they are also kept as pets by many people.