Breed Standards for the Bloodhound

General Appearance and Coat:

Its dense short coat protects it from being caught in brambles.

Head and Neck:

Pendant folds of loose skin around neck and head, deep hanging flews, sunken diamond-shaped eyes, proportionally long, narrow head, pronounced occiput, low-set, thin, extremely long ears

Hind Quarters:

Long tapering tail, carried high, deep keel

Gait and Movement:

The gait is elastic and free, with the tail held high


It is tough, stubborn, and independent, yet it is so gentle and placid that it is extremely trustworthy around children.