Springfield's Bloodhounds at Forest Park. To aid in reducing crime, the city has bought for $300 these gentle creatures who utterly belie their name. For Tracing Criminals They Cannot Be Beaten. They stand two feet high at the shoulders, weigh 75 pounds each and from tip to tip across the head the ears measure two feet. These long ears touching the ground, when the dogs are trailing, act as telephones and aid in locating their quarry. Sired by King Kroft, the Most valuable bloodhound in America.