Bloodhound vs Great Dane

Compare the Bloodhound to the Great Dane. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Bloodhounds and Great Danes.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Bloodhound is an okay choice for new or inexperienced owners, but the Great Dane is not recommended for new owners.
  • Children - Both the Bloodhound and Great Dane are great with children.
  • Grooming - The Great Dane is very easy to groom. The Bloodhound has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both the Bloodhound and Great Dane are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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Bloodhound vs Great Dane
Black and Tan Bloodhound
Great Dane Dog Breed
Breed NameBloodhoundGreat Dane
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan11-15 yrs.7-10 yrs.
Height23-27 in.28-38 in.
Weight80-110 lb100-200 lb
IntelligenceAverageAverage
History
Origin CountryFranceNot Specified
Origin Year1000 AD1400 BC
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardYesNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 80°F55°F to 85°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed20 mph30 mph
StrengthHighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumMedium
SheddingMediumMedium
DanderMediumMedium
Drool AmountHighMedium-High

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundGreat Dane
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingVery LowBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingAverageAverage
ProtectionVery LowBelow Average
Remove VerminVery LowBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageBelow Average
WatchBelow AverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundGreat Dane
Lifespan
Lifespan11-15 yrs.7-10 yrs.
Common Health Issues
BloatYesYes
CancerNoYes
Dilated CardiomyopathyNoYes
Ectopic CiliaYesNo
EctropionYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaYesNo
EntropionYesNo
EpilepsyYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HypothyroidismYesNo
Mitral Valve DiseaseNoYes
Patent Ductus ArteriosisNoYes
Persistent Right Aortic ArchNoYes
Subvalvular Aortic StenosisNoYes
Tricuspid Valve DysplasiaNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBloodhoundGreat Dane
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
Black & TanYesNo
BrownYesNo
Liver & TanYesNo
RedYesNo
BlackNoYes
Black & WhiteNoYes
BlueNoYes
Blue & WhiteNoYes
Blue BrindleNoYes
BrindleNoYes
ChocolateNoYes
Chocolate & WhiteNoYes
Chocolate BrindleNoYes
FawnNoYes
HarlequinNoYes
MantleNoYes
Mantle MerleNoYes
MerleNoYes
MerlequinNoYes
SilverNoYes
WhiteNoYes
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