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Old 04-15-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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Bloodhounds - tell me about yours

We lost our best friend, a male Yellow Lab, around Christmas time. We are considering getting another dog for our female Lab to have as company.

I want a larger size dog, preferably one that sheds little, and can protect Mama when Papa's away. Our Lab was good at that.

I have experience with larger breeds up to even Bullmastiff. Started looking at Bloodhounds as a consideration. Owner's, please enlighten me. I have done the reading but I'd like to hear real life experience.

We have plenty of room in the country, and do exercise our dogs regularly. The dog will live inside. Other large, but gentle breed suggestions okay, but not interested in long haired varieties.

Feel free to show pics! THANKS
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I love the breed...but..

Realize these are true working dogs..tools..they have not been made "pet quality" thru years of breeding..

Of all the research I did..if you let it off leash..and his nose goes down..it will be days or weeks before you see him again..they do not stop when on scent..

They are high energy and require lots of exercise..or they can get destructive...

They are not the dogs we saw on Hee Haw...

I wanted one bad...researched alot..we decided it wasn't the machine for us..

On the plus side..they live healthy long lives since they haven't been bred to death...

It's a working hound...very close to what they were years and years ago...

We got this same from some breeders as well..

YMMV n all that ...post pics of your pup regardless..
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I had a Blue Tick Coon Hound many years ago. She was great.

But, like stated above. When the nose caught a sent she was gone.
I could hear her baying for miles as she tracked. Lived out in the country.
Lost her for a day or more mult. times. She would come home beat and thin and lay down and recover from her "outing" Once with a part of an ear missing. We assumed Badger. They need to be fenced or tied out if you are not right there wit them.

Did I mention she was a great dog.

Daisey my Great Dane just stopped to say hello.

She is our fourth Great Dane. First female.
Don't think we will ever have any other breed of dog.

Gentle Giant is true of this breed.

Enjoy the company of whatever you choose.
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Thank you. Great info for consideration.
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