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Bessie - Bloodhound / Mastiff Dog For Adoption
Bloodhound Dog For Adoption in Newhall, CA, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-32283
Times Ad Viewed: 965 times
Date Listed: 01/21/2016
Date Expires: 27 days from now

verified Rescue Information

Organization Name: New Leash On Life Animal Rescue
Location: Newhall, CA
USA
USA


rescue
Breed: Bloodhound
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Bessie

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Huge
Availability Date: 01/21/2016
Location: Newhall, CA 91321
USA
USA
Tags: Bloodhound Dog For Adoption in Newhall, CA, USA
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Bloodhound / Mastiff. ADOPTION SPECIAL: RECEIVE 3 FREE PRIVATE IN-HOME TRAINING SESSIONS ($275 VALUE) IN SANTA CLARITA VALLEY OR WAIVED ADOPTION FEE. LIMITED TIME ONLY! Beautiful Bessie is SO happy to be out of the shelter! She waited for nearly a month without any interest, when it just so happened that a networking team who was furiously trying to get this girl some attention reached out to New Leash On Life to try and save her life! After meeting Bessie in person, we couldn't believe this lovely girl wasn't snatched up in a second! The shelter is often a frightening place for dogs - with lots of loud noises and smells, constant barking, and hardly any activity for dogs cooped up in small kennels all day long, Bessie just wasn't happy there and appeared very timid at first. But when we went to pet her, she leaned into our hands, allowing us to hold and comfort her. She was filthy, miserable, and had almost given up hope of ever finding love again - we couldn't WAIT to get her out of that environment! Bessie would do best with a person or family that is experienced with the Mastiff breed, and would thrive in a quiet, low-key household with few people coming and going. Whatever may have happened to Bessie in her past life has made her distrustful of males and will need time to bond with any man she may be living with. Our trainer is happy to help out in any way she can to ensure Bessie and her new family are a match made in Heaven! If you feel you are the right match for her, please submit an adoption application for Bessie today!

Bloodhound

A.K.A. : Chien de Saint-Hubert, St Hubert Hound
Overview: The Bloodhound is large and remarkably strong, so he requires great discipline. On the other hand, he is eager to please, and can be a kind and loyal pet when given the opportunity.
Breed Group: Hound
Weight (lbs): male: 90-110, female: 80-100
Height (in): male: 25-27, female: 23-25
Colors: Black and tan, liver and tan, and red.
Coat: Dense and short. The skin is thin and loose, falling in wrinkles around the head and throat. Its long ears stir up scent and its profuse wrinkles trap theodors around the face.
Character: Bloodhounds are independent, gentle, and affectionate. They bark loudly, but rarely. This breed is well-known for its keen sense of smell.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with most children, as long as they are gentle and respectful. They will greet visitors and live well with other dogs and household pets.
Care: The Bloodhound requires occasional grooming and periodic ear cleaning. The Bloodhound drools a lot, so its facial wrinkles require daily cleaning. The ear tips drag in food and must also be kept clean.
Training: This breed needs consistent training, as they're not known for being very obedient. Patience and persistence are required.
Activity: A Bloodhound has great endurance, so enjoys long walks on a regular basis.
Country of Origin: Belgium
Health Issue: This breed is prone to bloat, hip dysplasia, and ear infections. They may also have entropion, where the eyelids turn inward.
Life Expectancy: 7-10

More About Bloodhound Breed
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