Basset Hound At a Glance
Country of Origin:
Medium. Weight: 40-60 lbs; Height: 14 inches
Their coat is straight, short, dense, hard, smooth and weather-resistant.
Tricolor, Red and White, Honey and White, Lemon and White
10 to 12 years
Cold Weather Tolerance
Hot Weather Tolerance
Did You Know?
Basset Hounds have a condition called achondroplasia, which is a common form of dwarfism in humans.
Breed: Basset Hound
AKC Breed Group: Hound
Other Registries: ANKC (Hounds); CKC (Hounds); FCI (Scenthounds); KC (Hound); UKC (Scenthound)
Basset Hound Overview
This dog breed is naturally sweet and well-behaved. The breed makes a wonderful family pet.The breed has a very gentle and loving nature. This breed is prone to howling and barking. The Basset will sound the alarm, but is far too mild to be a guard dog.
Basset Hound Characteristics
The long ears of the dog are this breed’s most distinguishing feature. The breed is moderately lazy and gets along better with older, considerate children. This breed has a tendency to be stubborn, but is never timid. Basset Hounds are naturally enjoyable, loving and mild dogs who are generally non-aggressive.
Basset Hound Temperament
Affectionate, lazy, devoted, quiet and peaceful, the breed does exceptionally well with a family. This breed loves children and usually gets along well with other animals. The Basset has the ability to learn tricks, but patience is required to overcome their stubborn tendencies.
Basset Hound Care
This dog breed sheds constantly. Combing and brushing the Basset with a firm bristle brush will keep shedding to a minimum. The toenails should be trimmed regularly as this breed is lazy tends to neglect them. The ears also require regular cleaning.
Basset Hound Coat
Their coat is straight, short, dense, hard, smooth and weather-resistant. The hair of this breed’s coat is firm in texture.
Basset Hound Training
This dog breed has a delicate nature and training requires gentleness and patience. Because of the breed’s stubborn tendencies, consistency is a must. The dog has the tendency to wander off sniffing and completely disregard their handler, but fun techniques can overcome this.
Basset Hound Activity
This breed tends to overeat and should be given enough exercise to keep them trim. They adapt well to most environments, but are happiest with a garden to roam in. A daily walk will satisfy their exercise needs.