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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.
SheddingA bit low
Monthly keeping costPremium
Tendency to Bark:Very high
Life Span-9 to 10 years
Getting a puppy home-Expensive
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.
Visits to Groomer-Low
Tolerance to heat-Get a heatstroke
Tolerance to cold-Need warmth
Exercise Requirement- Lots
Color-Tri-color/Lemon and White
Bassets are normally a healthy breed but may be prone to certain health conditions:-
Gastric Dilatation Volvulus
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.
Litter Size-6 to 9 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding-No
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.