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The bloodhound is a large breed of dog famous for its incredible tracking ability by scent. It stands 23–27 inches (58–69 cm) and weighs 80–110 pounds (36–50 kg). It has a long nose, large ears with wrinkles on its face. Its fur is short and its coat is usually a brown and black color. Bloodhounds are usually a gentle and affectionate breed.[1] The Bloodhound lives an average of six years and nine months.[2] Bloodhounds are often used by police because of its tracking ability.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bloodhound". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  2. "Report from the Kennel Club/ British Small Animal Veterinary Association Scientific Committee" (PDF). The Kennel Club. Retrieved 2010-08-22.