Basset Hound dog, a medium size dog.
Basset Hound Dog - A Dependable Multi-Purpose Dog
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).
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.
See Basset Hound dog club - Basset Hound rescue buttons - Below.
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