Basset Hound dog, a medium size dog.

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Basset Hound, a medium size dog, a Basset Hound picture and finding a Basset Hound puppy for sale. For Basset Hound information see the breed standard. See the Basset Hound breeders for a Basset Hound for sale. See Basset Hound dog clubs, Basset Hound rescue for other Basset breeders.

Basset Hound Dog - A Dependable Multi-Purpose Dog

Basset Hound picture Named for its appearance by the British ("basset" comes from French - "bas" meaning "low set"). Many of these Basset hounds found favor with the French aristocracy and hence endured trouble at the time of the French Revolution. Fortunately, this lovable hound survived the turmoil and some made their way to North America as early as the American revolution. In England they were being shown in good numbers by 1880. They were first registered with the AKC in 1885, but gaining favor with the public was a gradual thing. The Basset Hound Club of America was founded in 1935. The CKC recognized them in 1937.
The Basset Hound is a multi-purpose hunting dog, blessed with a keen nose and gentle disposition, making it amenable to hunting in packs or used singly. Principally used for hunting rabbits in the US, it is a sturdy accurate trailer with lots of stamina, a smooth moving hunting dog, easy to follow on foot. Its thick tight coat protects it well from dense cover and brambles. With its loud penetrating, distinctive tongue, you know where it is.
Height: Not to exceed 15 in. (38 cm) at withers.
Weight: 40 - 60 lb (18.2 - 27.3 kg).
Watchdog: Excellent.
Life Expectancy: 8 - 12 years.
A medium size dog, the Basset Hound is intelligent, good natured, amiable with dogs and other pets. It is very loyal and devoted to its family. The Basset Hound requires only minimal coat care, grooming once a week, and its exercise needs are a short break outside three times a day and a daily walk pleases it. Obesity can lead to back problems. This breed is rated excellent with children, and it bonds with the whole family, hence making a Basset puppy a superb choice as a family pet and watchdog too! A Basset Hound puppy should have training. Because it is a hunting dog, inclined to wander, a fenced yard is essential.
Wanting a Basset puppy, looking for Basset Hound breeders with a Basset Hound puppy for sale? See the dog breeders section. If no nearby Basset breeders, see Cdn. Basset hound club, Basset Hound rescue or the US Basset Hound club, Basset rescue for whereabouts of Basset Hound breeders in your area.

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