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Basset Hound

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Origin / History The Basset Hound originated in France from being crossed with the Bloodhound and French basset. Only the lighter types are suitable for work in the pack, while the heavier coloured ones are only show or pet dogs.


Appearance Fairly long head with very long pendulous narrow ears. Loose skin on face.Long body, with broad deep chest and well sprung ribs. The forelegs are are slightly crooked inwards, the legs are short and heavy boned. They have a long tail.

Colours Any hound colour, typically black, white and tan, or pale to dark orange nd white.

Temperament Peaceful, affectionate

Height and Weight 28 - 38 cm in height and 18 - 27 Kg in weight. Males are larger than females and at the top of the ranges.

Common Health Problems A long bodied breed which may suffer from back problems, which are much more likely if the dog is allowed to become overweight. Wrinkles may develop skin problems and therefore require checking and cleaning. Prone to bloat.

Living Conditions Ideally suited to country live but can adapt to life in a town, where it will certainly need plenty of exercise.

Exercise Requirements A very active breed which needs good exercise everyday, so a long walk and time running off lead at the park are needed. The dog may be more prone to back problems if its allowed to become overweight, so keeping it fit and healthy is a necessity.

Training Requirements Not an easy breed to train in obedience. Being a typical hound they are not easy to teach the recall to off lead, especially when they catch a a whiff of an interesting scent.

Life Expectancy 10 - 12 years.

Grooming Short and smooth coat just needs brushing a couple of times week. The folds lose skin and wrinkles need checking and cleaning if necessary to prevent skin problems. The ears also need more frequent checking and cleaning.

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CompleteDogsGuide Comment A medium sized hound, very adaptable in where it lives but needs plenty of exercise to keep it fit and healthy. Nice easy care coat.

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