Basset Hound

  • Size

  • Height

    Up to 15 inches
  • Weight

    45 to 65 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Tricolor (black, white and tan), red and white, lemon and white
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Field Trials, Conformation, Hunting, Tracking, Obedience, Rally
  • Indoor/Outdoor


With his short legs, long ears and soulful eyes, the Basset Hound is easily recognized. This good-natured and affectionate breed gets along well with children and other dogs. The Basset Hound is an exceptional scenthound used to hunt rabbits, birds, fox, and deer. This breed easily puts on weight, so owners should avoid overfeeding and be sure their Basset receives regular exercise.

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