Bloodhounds are NOT meant for everyone! Please note that bloodhounds are one of the most misunderstood of all breeds. they are very gentle, affectionate and shy, companionable in temperament and very responsive to kindness. However they are also clumsy and one swing of their tail can clear a coffee table and antiques can easily be destroyed by one stroll through the living room! They do not understand their size and one swing of their head can spread saliva across a 20ft room, so be prepared! they range in size from 75 to 150lbs. and require attention in ear cleaning, eye goobers and large appetites. A bloodhound MUST be worked with - socialized and trained. A bloodhound SHOULD NOT be left in a backyard all the time without interaction. Hounds of this manner usually will entertain themselves by destroying the backyard and finding ways to escape. They are also known to by very stubborn with a "what's in it for me" attitude. their nose is also a very important factor. They should be entertained with fun games or training involving their noses! They "see" with their noses and if not trained, will take off on a trail for something that interests them. However, a well -trained and loved hound will make the very best pet and most will not ever another breed once they have one! Hounds have personalities like no other breed and are sure to provide much love and entertainment.