As a member of the “scent hound” clan. They are ruled by their nose; inquisitiveness, curiosity, and exuberance.
In the breed’s early years, these hounds lived as pack animals and worked independently of humans.
The breed tends to be independent, impulsive, and determined. They have a strong sense of self and possess the ability to act on their own initiative.
Primarily a one-man or family dog, Bloodhound may look hard-headed and stubborn but he is a sweet-natured dog that is loyal, gentle, and mild-mannered without being overly demonstrative.
Bloodhounds are gentle with older kids and other animals, wanting only to take care of them.
They are stubborn, independent, and can seem aloof; however, they bond naturally with those who care for them.
These dogs have a genetic memory to run, roam and smell everything by working together with their humans in an inseparable unit.
For first-time owners
Bloodhounds aren’t generally a good choice for first-time owners. Their drive to sniff and their booming barks aren’t well-suited for intolerant owners.
Though the Bloodhound is an extremely affectionate breed, their dominant nature makes it crucial for owners to be the definite boss in their home.
They need to be handled and trained by people who are familiar with the Bloodhound basics.
In addition, they have strong minds of their own and would always be ready to test the boundaries and limits that were set for them by an owner.
But, given their ‘eager to please’ nature makes they a good choice for novice owners, provided they should have done their homework about the breed.
- Apartment Living – No
- Good For First-Time Owners – NO
- Sensitivity Level – High
- Loneliness – Average
- Cold Weather – Very Good
- Hot Weather – Average
- With Family – High
- Kids – High
- Other Dogs – High
- With Cats – Good, If Raised Together
- Strangers – Suspicious, Reserved
- Independence – High
- Dominance – High
- Combativeness – Aggressive
- Indoors – Moderately Active
- Outdoor – Highly Active
- Territorial – No
- Easy Of Transportation – Good