Laid Back And Loving: The Basset Hound
The Basset Hound is a Medium/Large dog that normally weighs in between 45-75 pounds.
Their height averages in between 11″ to 15″.
It is long and low and their height/weight ratio makes their currently brief legs look even much shorter. In fact, their name originates from the French word “bas” which means low.
Their gentle, caring, patient nature makes them an outstanding companion dog for the home while their eager sense of smell and hunting instincts continue to make them outstanding hunting companions.
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Recognized by the AKC in 1885, the appropriate colors for the Basset Hound are a variety of hound colors, however they are usually white with chestnut or sand colored markings. The relatively dense coat is short, straight, difficult and smooth.
Their coat is simple to groom and just requires a periodic brushing and shampooing.
This caring, gentle dog is ideal for family life. They are exceptional and client with children, even when they are not socialized with them.
They are affectionate with their household and love to be around their family. They are great with other dogs and pets too, although early socialization benefits non-canine family pets since they might chase them due to their hunting impulses.
They are simple going and fairly non-active when they are within, making them fantastic for home life as they delight in relaxing and laying around inside.
They are more active outdoors and require routine play, exercise and time to run. If you do not have a yard, you need to prepare to at least take them on a daily walk.
They are relatively easy to train, however if they are on the trail of an aroma, they will not pay any attention to you. For this reason, a fenced in yard is best.
They tend to gain weight, so monitoring their food consumption and giving them sufficient workout is necessary.
The Basset Hound originated in France and dates back centuries. Their origins can be traced back to the Bloodhound.
Originally used as hunting dogs, the Basset Hound utilizes its excellent sense of odor to track animals.
Despite the fact that they can still be used for hunting, they are seen more as companion dogs today.
Couple of breeds equal the Basset Hound’s gentle, forgiving, relaxeded nature.
They are ideal for active households and for those that simply delight in an occasional walk provided their Basset Hound can have everyday outside time.
Whether you have small children or other animals or dogs, the Basset Hound can suit almost any type of family dynamic with little to no adjustment problems.