8 Facts About Bloodhounds
- Bloodhounds were bred specifically for the tracking of humans.
- Bloodhounds are known to have tracked using scents that are days old.
- Due to their large skeletal structure, most of a Bloodhound’s weight is concentrated in its bones.
- On average the Bloodhound is one of the shortest living of all the recognized pure bred dogs, most usually pass away when they are between six and seven years old.
- Bloodhounds were first bred in about 1000 AD.
- The leading cause of death in Bloodhounds is Gastric Dilatation Volvulus, commonly referred to as “bloat”.
- Famous fictional Bloodhounds: Disney’s Pluto, Augie Doggy and Doggie Daddy, Chuck E. Cheese’s Jasper T. Jowls, Duke from the Beverly Hillbillies, Ladybird from King of the Hill, Huckleberry Hound, Copper in The Fox and the Hound, McGruff the Crime Dog, Bruno from Cinderella, and Trusty from Lady and the Tramp.
- Under the best conditions, a Bloodhound can detect as few as one or two skin cells.
Dec 02, 2007 | 0 | 8 Facts