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Basset Hound

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Country of Origin: France

Dog Group: Hound

Origin of Name: The Basset Hound is a very old breed and is believed to be the direct descendant the Bloodhound and has still retained that nose and ears. The name draws inspiration from the French word Bas meaning low and hound is from its ancestors. This name was given especially because of its shape and size.

Shedding

A bit low

Monthly keeping cost

Premium
Rs.4,000
Standard
Rs.3,000

Size

Medium

Tendency to Bark:

Very high

Breed Info

Life Span-9 to 10 years

Getting a puppy home-Expensive

Availability-Rare

About Basset Hound:
A Basset Hound is one of the most adorable dogs in the canine world. The word Basset is derived from the French word bas - meaning low ET meaning rather low. Belonging to the Hound family, a Basset is one of the most popular scent hounds with its scent abilities next best to that of a Bloodhound. Their adorable looks made them the brand ambassador for Hush Puppies, one of the world’s most popular shoe brands. An easy to maintain short coat and gentle temperament make Basset Hounds a good family dog.

One of the most distinctive characteristic of a Basset Hound is the sleepy, lazy appearance. Their soulful droopy eyes and long ears make them one of the most loved breeds in the world. Bassets have a very high bone density and are a heavier breed when compared to others.

Maintenance

Visits to Groomer-Low

Drooling-No

Bath-Rare

Tolerance to heat-Get a heatstroke

Tolerance to cold-Need warmth

Exercise Requirement- Lots

Hair & Coat

Under Coat-No

Color-Tri-color/Lemon and White

Coat Type-Short

Hair Length-Short

Hair Density-Sparse

Health

Bassets are normally a healthy breed but may be prone to certain health conditions:-

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus

Glaucoma

Allergies

Dense musculoskeletal

Ear infections

More

Temperament
Basset Hounds are mild mannered dogs with a much laid back temperament. Easy to manage, Bassets easily socialize with adult humans, children and other pets. Early socializing ensures that the puppy becomes comfortable in his / her surroundings and grows up as a well- rounded dog. Bassets can be slightly stubborn, especially when it comes to learning new tricks or during house training.

Training & Intelligence
A Basset Hound is quite intelligent and remembers the scents very well. Training a Basset Hound can a be a little difficult task as they are extremely stubborn in nature. If you are getting a Basset Hound puppy, early training will be advisable. Crate training and obedience training will be required to house train the puppy.

Breeding
Litter Size-6 to 9 puppies (approximately)

Complication in Breeding-No

Procreation
Basset Hounds are generally a healthy breed and even their breeding does not have many complications attached. An average male and female Basset attains sexual maturity anywhere between six to nine months of age. Though your pet is still very young to breed.

Dog Breeds Database Reference: Dogbreedinfo.com, dogtime.com, dogspot.in, akc.org.

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