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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 (58–68.5 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. The Bloodhound lives an average of six years and nine months. Bloodhounds are often used by police because of its tracking ability.
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