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Overview of Basset Hound



Basset Hound dog breed is Pure breed Medium in size. Fur of Basset Hound is long, smooth and soft . Basic origin of Basset Hound is  France, Great Britain. Basset Hound is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Easiest to train, Basset Hound is commonly Devoted, Gentle, Tenacious, Friendly, Sweet-Tempered, Affectionate. The Basset Hound is a friendly, outgoing, and playful dog. They are excellent companions for children because of their patient nature and tolerance. They can be extremely tolerant of children and other pets but, like all dogs, they require time and space to relax. Bassets are scent hounds. Therefore you cannot expect them to ignore an interesting smell. Unless your basset has a very strong recall, he should be on a leash when out on daily walks to ensure his safety. Even though Bassets are content to sleep most of the day, regular exercise and mental stimulation are necessary for your basset to thrive and stay healthy. A large, fenced backyard and daily walks with opportunity to put their nose to work while on a long lead would be a perfect example of the outdoor and exercise requirements for a basset.
Basset Hound is available in tan, black, and white Colors.

Height and weight of Basset Hound

Adult Male of Basset Hound is about 55–75 pounds (25–34 kg) and adult female of Basset Hound is about 45–65 pounds (20–29 kg) in Weight.
Height of Basset Hound is commonly 12–15 inches (30–38 cm).

Common Health Issues of Basset Hound


Basset Hound has tendency to suffer from ear mites and ear infection In addition to ear problems, basset hounds may be susceptible to eye issues. Because of their droopy eyes, the area under the eyeball will collect dirt and become clogged with a mucus. It is best to wipe their eyes every day with a damp cloth. This helps to lessen the build-up and prevent eye irritation.  

Appearance of Basset Hound

Bassets are large, short, solid and long, with curved sabre tails held high over their long backs. This breed, like its ancestor the Bloodhound, is known for its hanging skin structure, which causes the face to occasionally look sad; this, for many people, adds to the breed's charm. The dewlap, seen as the loose, elastic skin around the neck, and the trailing ears which along with the Bloodhound are the longest of any breed, help trap the scent of what they are tracking. Its neck is wider than its head. This combined with the loose skin around its face and neck means that flat collars can easily be pulled off.

Working Class of Basset Hound

Basically Basset Hound is Hunting dog but is also used as Watch and Companion dog.

Training of Basset Hound

Basset Hound is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Basset Hound.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Basset Hound should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Basset Hound

Daily exercise for your Basset Hound is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Basset Hound is recommended Walking,Swimming regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Basset Hound with children and other pets

Basset Hound are very gentle with children and other pets.

Special instructions related to your Basset Hound

Bassets are known to be a vocal breed. They have a wide range of entertaining sounds and a deep howl.

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