Bloodhound Poodle Mix
The Bloodhound Poodle Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Bloodhound and the Poodle. This is not the most common mixed breed around. We will examine some common questions about the different Bloodhound Poodle mixes below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Bloodhound Poodle Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iteScottishions.
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Bloodhound Poodle Mix History
All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.
The indistinguishable looking Bloodhound is a large scent hound, originally bred for hunting deer, wild boar, and for tracking people. It likely originated in France around 1000 AD. Due to it’s incredible nose it was primarily used to help find the game while other smaller dogs pursued it.
This breed is famed for its ability to discern human scent over great distances, even days later. This is the dog you see in all of the movies tracking the prisoners that just escaped. Its extraordinarily keen sense of smell is combined with a strong and tenacious tracking instinct, producing the ideal scent hound, and it is used by police and law enforcement all over the world to track escaped prisoners, missing people, lost children and lost pets.
The Poodle originally came from Germany, just like the Rottweiler. So, this is a German sucker. They were initially bred for collecting waterfowl for hunters. They are known for being extremely intelligent as well as very good swimmers. Their funky haircuts came about to make them more buoyant in the water. While there are three sizes of Poodle they are not individual breeds just small Poodles bred to get small Bloodhound Poodles. They are hypo-allergenic so are good for families with allergies and are highly intelligent and eager to please which means they are good at training and learning. They are loyal and good natured dogs but highly energetic so need a lot of stimulation and exercise.
Bloodhound Poodle Mix size and Weight
- Height: 23 – 27 inches at the shoulder
- Weight: 80 – 110 lb.
- Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
- Height: 18-24 inches at the shoulder
- Weight: 45 – 70 lb.
- Lifespan: 8 -15 years
Bloodhound Poodle Mix Personality
Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. This could obviously make for a very large mix but should be rather friendly. They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.
Bloodhound Poodle Mix health
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.
The Bloodhound Poodle mix might be prone to: Addison’s, Bloat, Cushings, Epilepsy, Hypothyroidism, Legg-Perthes, Patellar Luxation, Eye problems, Von Willebrand’s, Craniomandibular osteopathy, Hip Dysplasia, Skin Problems, Scottie Cramp
Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.
Bloodhound Poodle Mix Care
What are the exercise requirements?
Like all dogs they will do better if they get plenty of exercise. This should be a rather high energy dog that will need regular exercise. Plan on exercising them daily to keep their energy level down. He might be bouncing off the walls so get ready. A tired dog is a good dog. Never tie your dog up outside – that is inhumane and not fair to him.
What are the grooming requirements?
The Bloodhound Poodle mix should be a relatively moderate maintenance dog. The Blood Hound is a more aggressive shedder than the Poodle. Be prepared to brush them a few times a week. Either way, get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside – that is inhumane and not fair to him.
What are the training requirements?
Though intelligent, it might be stubborn and demanding. It will need a strong, firm handler that is consistent and won’t let this dog take advantage of them. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is impeScottishive to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.
Bloodhound Poodle Mix Feeding
A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.
Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.
A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.
Bloodhound-Poodle mix dogs are one of the less common Poodle crossbreeds, but they’ve recently been growing in popularity. Crossed with the gentle and noble Bloodhound, these dogs are especially good with families. They can be a little harder to train, but with some patience and determination, they can quickly become an obedient and loyal friend.