This dog breed is Not named a Bloodhound because the dogs track blood trails. They smell much more than only blood !
|"Rea Valley's Incredible Sue" My first Bloodhound 1996-2006|
Born in Indiana, raised and worked in Arkansas, retired in Oregon
When the bloodhound nose is down the eyes are covered by wrinkles and folds of skin that capture and trap scent around the dog's face and nose as the dog moves. The long ears have a purpose to flap side to side as the dog is moving, fanning the air up from the ground into the wrinkled face.
The Bloodhound's amazing scenting abilities rely on the nose and not eyesight so having wrinkles fall over their eyes is natural for them but this does lead to a sometimes clumsy dog and puppies who will accidentally walk into a wall. Going up and down steps can be troublesome for young dogs when the skin on their forehead fall over the face and eyes get covered as they look down steps and from high places.
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| Wrinkledpups Daisy Mayham|