Information About the Teacup Bloodhound

1. The history of the bloodhound dog breed
2. The physical characteristics of the bloodhound dog breed
3. The temperament and personality of the bloodhound dog breed
4. How to care for a bloodhound dog
5. What to expect when you adopt a bloodhound dog
6. Pros and cons of owning a bloodhound dog

Are you looking for information about the Teacup Bloodhound? The term teacup is one of the worst words to describe the size of a dog or puppy. We all know how small a tcup is, typically these cups hold about 8 ounces of water. That’s just not a realistic measurement for any dog breed.

This article will give you lots of information about the Bloodhound dog breed. In your search for a Tea Cup size dog or puppy please remember that the best you can possibly hope to find is a pet that is smaller than average. There are many factors that come into play with the miniature breeds such as parents’ size, current size, and siblings’ sizes.

Please never purchase a new pet based on size alone. Smaller teacup size breeds can be easier to take care of but they can also have more health issues. The Bloodhound is a large scent hound, that has a large skeletal structure with most of its weight concentrated in its bones. This breed is famed for its ability to discern human scent over great distances, even days later.

Bloodhounds have an affectionate and even-tempered nature with humans, making them excellent family pets. Knotty, was one of the most awarded Bloodhounds of all time who received more Best-in-Shows than any other Bloodhound and is the first liver-and-tan Bloodhound ever to win a Best-in-Show.

It is used by police and law enforcement all over the world to track escaped prisoners, missing people, and lost pets. Pluto, the pet of Mickey Mouse, is officially a mixed-breed dog but designed after a pair of bloodhounds from The Chain Gang (1930).

 

Bloodhound Dog Breed Information

Background: The long, lean hound is a descendant of herding dogs that escaped from the Middle East to Europe, and then crossed the Atlantic to the United States with early settlers. Hounds who excel at herding are known as hunting hounds, and the Bloodhound is one of the best hounds for herding animals.

Bloodhounds were known to hunt the night, day, and in fog and rain, and excel at tracking a human scent. This search for an area’s scent was accomplished using an intricate system of drops and followed a complex path that covered several square miles. The dogs were used to find and capture games, but it wasn’t until a Bloodhound named Winifred Tisdale won a black ribbon at the 1946 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show that the breed was recognized as a successful herding dog.

When comparing the two breeds, the most obvious difference between the Bloodhound and the German Shepherd is the size and shape of the head. This difference is further emphasized by their similar size, build, and scent detection ability. The German Shepherd is larger and thicker at the shoulder than the Bloodhound, although the length-to-height ratio is only about one to three.

The Bloodhound’s small muzzle and heavy build give it a more rounded appearance and its longer coat tapers at the tail. Both breeds have a square appearance when viewed from the rear and both are described as being “hillbilly” in appearance with their short coats and square noses.

 

What Kind of Temperament Does The Bloodhound Have?

The Bloodhound has the most mellow temperament of all canine breeds. Because it is such a large animal with a slender body, it requires a short work collar and is prone to injury and exertion. When their body weight is low, the dogs are quite well-tempered and playful. The world’s best bloodhounds, Knotty and Pluto, were family pets who became renowned for their train hunting skills.

How Do You Get The Bloodhound’s Color? When your bloodhound comes from stock with a naturally dark coat color, you will notice a darker chest and a lighter undercoat. Some also have a lighter portion on their legs.

 

What Should I Feed My Bloodhound?

No breed of dog is healthy in hot weather; Bloodhounds especially. A dog’s ability to expend the same energy they did for winter requires them to lose a lot of weight and food. The optimum weight is at least 35 pounds for females and at least 45 for males. Young Bloodhounds may gain their weight in summer but don’t over-feed them since they will not be able to put weight on in winter.

The diet for young Bloodhounds, less than 4 months old should be 12-15% protein, 11% fat, and approximately half the amount of carbohydrates as the dog’s body size. While older Bloodhounds may not require such a high protein diet, as they can eat whatever they like they are still expected to eat a very large amount of food and spend a lot of time outside during the summer.

 

Teacup Bloodhound
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How Much Grooming Does The Bloodhound Need?

The Bloodhound should be brushed and bathed as needed. They shed like other dogs. The key points for grooming are to keep the paws trimmed, and the pads and skin of the legs and feet should be well-cleaned.

What should you look for in the Bloodhound breed standard?

In the Bloodhound breed standard, the following are in the breed standard for good grooming:

1. Shoulder to shoulder height and reach: 36 in (91.44 cm) for males and 28 in (66.5 cm) for females.

2. Long ears: Should not be curved or twisted Claws should be in good condition and clean and should not be too long.

3. Bloodhound should stand well on its hind legs.

4. Good eye to eye contact.

5. Clean ears.

6. Clean and dry coat.

 

Is The Bloodhound Easy To Train?

Bloodhounds are a sensitive breed and the bond between the owner and the dog is really important to maintain. The breeders will try to train the dog as a companion dog, a bird dog, a hunting dog, and/or a watchdog. A Bloodhound should only be trained by its owner, however. There is a lot of literature about how to train the dog to be a hunting dog, but it is best to keep in mind that the only Bloodhound in the world is the one that your pet has raised yourself.

Training Bloodhounds can be very difficult if you want to train a puppy (and that will be the way most people start) because they don’t have a well-developed sense of self-preservation, and their jaws are not particularly strong. This can make it very difficult to teach them basic training.

 

What Health Issues Does The Bloodhound Have?

These dogs have extremely thick skin which makes them very susceptible to chafing. If your dog gets excessively chafed it can become infected, or even get an infection. The skin that covers its feet can get sore and cracked, but this is not as severe as it sounds because its paw pads are much thicker than those of a Labrador or golden retriever.

It’s even more common for dogs that have lived in harness in a horse-pulled carriage for long periods of time to develop ringworm on their feet and legs. Bloodhounds are particularly susceptible to hyperthyroidism (often diagnosed with ultrasound), allergies, and hearing loss.

 

What Is The Breed Standard of The Bloodhound?

The Bloodhound is one of the “Jumping Breed Group” of the UKC Canine Health Foundation. The Bloodhound is one of several breeds developed by cutting out portions of other breeds. Bloodhounds have a very strong, muscular build, well-muscled hindquarters, and two streamlined limbs for maximum speed. Their forequarters are very powerful, and they use their rear legs strongly to propel themselves forward. They have a narrow chest and a long neck.

The Bloodhound has a compact structure and coat and is close-set and square-bodied. There is almost no wattle, but the amount of hair varies with the location of the Coat Mark. The color of the coat varies but is normally liver or black, but liver/white is a very distinctive color variation.