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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

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

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