Bloodhound Complete Profile

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Key Facts:

Size: Massive Height: 58 - 66 cm (23 - 26 inches) Weight: 36 - 41 kg (80 - 90 lb) Life Span: 12 years Grooming: Easy but extensive Exercise: Considerable Feeding: Demanding Temperament: Gentle, but requires understanding Country of Origin: Belgium AKC Group: Hound Other Names: St. Hubert Hound, Chien St. Hubert

Temperament: The Bloodhound is lovable, kind, patient and good-natured. Bloodhounds are usually affectionate, but can be sensitive and reserved. They are very gentle dogs and are eager to please their owners. Harsh training is unsuitable with Bloodhounds, due to their sensitive nature and it is best to use gentle persuasive training. Some of these dogs will happily accept visitors and unwanted strangers, while others will be quite protective over who enters their home. Bloodhounds enjoy interacting with children, but it is important that they are not pestered or hurt as Bloodhounds will sit there and take it, which unfair onrepparttar dog.

Grooming: Little grooming is required with Bloodhounds and brushing from time to time is adequate. It is important to checkrepparttar 147983 ears for dirt to prevent infections and it may be necessary to wash them if they get dropped inrepparttar 147984 food bowl, for example.

Exercise: Bloodhounds have great stamina and can walk for hours on end, so regular exercise is a must. They are tracking dogs, so when they find an interesting scent they will want to follow it, therefore, they should be on a lead when being walked and kept in a fenced-off backyard.

Feeding: It is usually recommended that you feed bloodhounds small meals several times a day and do not take them out for walks on a full stomach. This breed eats a lot and is very greedy.

History: Bloodhounds originated fromrepparttar 147985 Asian mastiff family and it's believed that this breed arrived in France withrepparttar 147986 Romans. Inrepparttar 147987 8th century,repparttar 147988 monk St. Hubert established an excellent pack and for many centuries, Bloodhounds were known as St. Hubert Hounds. About 4 centuries later, it is presumed that they were taken to Britain. Bloodhounds have such an acute scenting ability, that no other breed can match them. They have been known to follow trails over 100 hours old. Earningrepparttar 147989 title as Bloodhound, it is no wonder that they became invaluable torepparttar 147990 police for their scenting abilities. Bloodhounds are renowned for their gentleness and for showing no aggression torepparttar 147991 victim, when successful on a scent mission.

Bichon Frise Complete Profile

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Temperament: The Bichon Frise is outgoing, lively, happy and intelligent. Bichon Frises make excellent household pets, with their abiltity to get on with children, other dogs and strangers. The Bichon Frise responds well under correct training and tends to bond closely with its handler. Bichon Frises are naturally sociable dogs and enjoy being taken everywhere withrepparttar family.

Grooming: Demanding. The coat of a Bichon Frise needs to be thoroughly combed everyday and requires occasional clipping to prevent it becoming too long. The coat also needs to be washed regularly to keep it white. Ensure that there are no hairs aroundrepparttar 147982 eyes that are causing irritation and trimrepparttar 147983 excess hair betweenrepparttar 147984 pads onrepparttar 147985 feet. The excess hair inrepparttar 147986 ears needs to be plucked and any dirt removed. Bichon Frise do not moult andrepparttar 147987 dead hairs need to be removed with a brush.

Exercise: Bichon Frise adapt themselves torepparttar 147988 family activities to fulfill their exercise needs.

History: The Bichon Frise have a long history as they originated fromrepparttar 147989 Mediterranean Barbet a dog with a thick curly coat who was once used for water retrieving. Originally known asrepparttar 147990 'Barbichon',repparttar 147991 French shortenedrepparttar 147992 name to Bichon and added 'Frise' which means curly or frizzy. The colour ofrepparttar 147993 Bichon Frise became established after cross-breeding withrepparttar 147994 Maltese Terrier. The Poodle isrepparttar 147995 best known breed to have evolved fromrepparttar 147996 early Bichon Frise.

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