Choosing a Bloodhound

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  • Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip joint that results in pain, lameness and arthritis.
  • Entropion is a problem with the eyelid that causes inward rolling. Lashes on the edge of the eyelid irritate the surface of the eyeball and may lead to more serious problems.
  • Ectropion is a problem with the eyelid that causes eversion of the eyelid margin. It most commonly affects the lower central eyelid.
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a disorder of the eye that results when tear production is decreased.
  • Cherry eye is a prolapse of the third eyelid. Though not a serious injury and does not cause blindness, the prolapse can be irritating to the surface of the eye and cause persistent tearing or eye pain.
  • Ear infections are relatively common due to the large pendulous ears.
  • Aortic stenosis – is a disease caused by stenosis of the aortic valve that may cause symptoms such as weakness, collapse and sudden death.

    Life Span

    The average life span of the bloodhound is approximately 9 to 11 years.

    We realize that each dog is unique and may display other characteristics. This profile provides generally accepted breed information only.

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