Wednesday, April 1, 2009


This is a report that I'm writing to my grandma because she has a Bloodhound, and she whats to know about them so I'm going to tell about. The Bloodhounds is a big dog with a mind of there own. As some stands at 26(in) at withers and can weight 121 (lbs) ,they are heavy. They also are clumsy, with a tendency to pursue they path regardless of obstacles such as ditches, walls and fences. Once on collars and lead, they may choose to take his own handler on without great regard to physical or vocal opposition the bloodhounds. Most people will be familiar with the breed's appearance; the bloodhounds has a super-abundant quantity of skin over hanging they eye's, and this is often accompanied by sagging lower eye lids. There ears hang low on there skull in pendulous folds, and these are said to sweep scents from the ground into there large nostrils and over there highly efficient olfactory mechanism. There large body is supported over by massive bones, but the bloodhound has suffered over the generations from hip-joints that cannot always take the strain of conveying there head down on the scent. Bloodhounds eat massively and greedily. As with other breeds that have deep chest and wide bellies, the bloodhounds suffers from more than there share of condition called bloat in which the gases in the stomach tend to be produced in great quantities. For various anatomical reason these cannot be belched in the normal fashion and may lead to torsion of the stomach, which is rapidly fatal unless veterinary intervention is prompt. The general advice is to feed small quantities several times a day and not to take a bloodhounds out for exercise on a full stomach. It is wise to ask a breeder offing puppies for sale about the incidence of bloat in the ancestry of sire dam bloodhounds, like most giant breed's, tend not to live to a ripe old age. Most bloodhounds are dignified and affect iota, but this is not a breed with which to take liberties as they can take exception to undue familiarity. Pro-perry handled by those who are prepared to understand them, they are a fascinating breed to live with.


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