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British pronunciation/blˈʌdha‌ʊnd/
American pronunciation/ˈbɫədhaʊnd/

a large European dog with long flappy ears that has a sharp sense of smell, used for tracking people down

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Bloodhound definition and meaning

What is a "Bloodhound"?

The Bloodhound is a large and powerful scent hound breed known for its exceptional sense of smell and tracking abilities. They have a distinctive appearance with loose skin, long droopy ears, and wrinkles on their face. Their coat is short and dense, typically coming in shades of black and tan, liver and tan, or red. Bloodhounds are known for their keen sense of smell, often considered one of the strongest among all dog breeds, and they are used for tracking and scent detection tasks by law enforcement and search and rescue teams. Bloodhounds are typically friendly, gentle, and affectionate dogs, although they can be independent and stubborn at times. They require regular exercise, mental stimulation, and proper grooming to keep them healthy and happy. Early socialization and training are important to ensure they develop into well-behaved adult dogs, and responsible breeding and care are necessary to prevent health issues associated with their size and breed characteristics, such as hip dysplasia and ear infections.

The bloodhound was trained to carry scents over long distances.
The bloodhound checked at the crossroads, ensuring it was still on the trail of the escaped convict.
The young hunter was filled with excitement as he prepared to throw off the pack of bloodhounds, hoping for a successful tracking and capture.
The bloodhound scents the trail of the missing person effortlessly.
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