Basset Hound

Basset Hound

Size
Medium
Height
Up to 15 inches
Weight
45 to 65 pounds
Coat
Short
Color
Tricolor (black, white and tan), red and white, lemon and white
Energy
Low
Activities
Field Trials, Conformation, Hunting, Tracking, Obedience, Rally

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.

Did you know?

The Basset Hound may have developed from genetic dwarf dogs from litters of French hunting hounds. In French, the word “bas” means “low.”

Training Basset Hounds

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