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Basset Hounds, with their distinctive dwarf stature and large, heavy-boned bodies, are a medium-sized breed renowned for their sweet, gentle, and even-tempered nature

 

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Basset hound x harrier hound

I have 1 female puppy available to best home. She is wormed vet checked and vaccinated and ready to go . Dad is a bassett mum a harrier hound . Located westerway Tasmania but can send interstate

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The Ultimate Basset Hound Guide

About Basset Hound

Basset Hounds, celebrated for their dwarf stature, are a medium-sized breed with heavy-boned, large bodies. Despite their low height, they radiate sweetness, gentleness, and an even temperament.

Lifespan

Lifespan

10 to 12 years.

Weight

Weight

Male: 23 - 29 kg Female: 20 - 27 kg

Height

Height

Male: 30 - 38 cm Female: 28 - 36 cm

Grooming

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They are non-shedding to low shedding dogs. But even though they don’t shed that much, their fur still needs regular grooming. It’s a good idea to brush their coat on a weekly basis to prevent it from getting tangled.

Origins

Tracing back to the 1500s, pre-revolutionary French hunters employed low-slung, stout hounds to track rabbits. The term “bas” translates to “low” in French, reflecting their stature. These dogs excelled at hunting small game due to their slow pace, allowing hunters to catch up before the dogs spooked the prey.

Believed to have descended from dwarf-like dogs in other hunting litters, the Basset Hound fully emerged in the British Isles by the 1800s.

Key Characteristics Of Basset Hounds

Are Basset Hounds Family-Friendly?

Absolutely. Social and well-mannered, they bond well with people and most other pets.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Basset Hounds may suffer from:

Obesity

Bloat

Glaucoma

Osteochondritis Dissecans

Elbow dysplasia

Nature / Temperament

Basset Hounds exhibit a naturally well-mannered disposition. They are perpetually friendly and rarely show aggression.

Suitable Environment

Basset Hounds adapt well to various environments. While they don’t require a yard, they thrive with ample opportunities to run and play.

Other Considerations

  • Their floppy ears demand regular inspection and maintenance to ward off infections.
  • Basset Hounds are notably vocal, especially when left alone, so keep them engaged.
  • These dogs drool significantly, necessitating frequent cleaning of drool from furniture and floors.
  • Common coat colours include tri-colour (tan, black, and white), brown and white, black and white, or red and white.
  • Basset Hounds are poor swimmers due to their short legs and heavy bodies, so they should be kept away from water.

How can I take good care of my Basset Hound?

Nutrition

Basset Hounds require 1.5 to 2.5 cups of premium-quality dog food daily. They thrive on a diet of dry kibble rich in protein, carbs, and fats. To prevent bloating and obesity, divide their food into several small meals rather than one large meal per day.

Grooming

With their short, water-resistant coats, Basset Hounds need minimal grooming. Weekly brushing suffices to manage shedding. Their natural coat oils repel dirt, keeping them relatively clean.

Exercise

Though short, Basset Hounds need exercise to maintain a healthy weight, but their exercise demands are moderate. Ideal activities include short walks or play sessions in the yard. Occasionally, engage them in longer walks or hikes to stimulate their minds and keep them fit. Basset Hounds, being pack-oriented, enjoy the company of other pets during walks.

Training

Training a Basset Hound requires time and patience. Establish yourself as the pack leader and socialise your dog by introducing them to new surroundings and adventures. Be patient, as Basset Hounds learn at their own, often leisurely pace.

This information is general and should not be used for adoption or purchasing decisions. Consult an expert for detailed care and requirements of the breed.

Most Asked Basset Hound Questions

These dogs were bred to hunt rabbits and vermin. This was because of their slow pace and impressive sense of smell. Till date, they are ranked the second best canine sniffers.

These are short, long and well-built dogs. Their heads are medium-size with long, deep muzzles. Their eyes are slightly sunken and they have a somewhat sad expression.

Generally not, they are not good at protecting homes.

Yes, they can be quite vocal but that alone doesn’t make them excellent guard dogs. They will notify you of strangers with a loud, baying bark. But a few minutes later, they’ll be friendly and ready to welcome anyone who walks through your front door.

Basset Hound for sale cost between $500 and $1800 approximately.

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