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Type of dog Scent hound (hound group)
Land of origin Belgium (debated)
Date first bred ca. 1,000 A.D.
First recorded breeder Saint-Hubert Monastery (debated)
Height 23-27 inches
Weight 80-160 lbs
Life span 6-12 years
Other names Sleuth-Hound
St. Hubert Hound
Recognition American Kennel Club
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
The Kennel Club (UK)
United Kennel Club

A bloodhound is a breed of domestic dog famous from its ability to follow the scent of a person or animal for long periods of time over extended distances.