Though mellow and easygoing, this dog needs its daily exercise. It gets along with children and other pets.
Originating in France, this hound dates back to the 1500s. Used for badger hunting and trailing rabbits, this short legged canine is easy-going, good natured, and gets along with children and other pets. Although it moves at a slower pace, they do require mild daily exercise. They love to sniff and trail when going on walks. When trailing, they tend to let out a loud howl when excited. They do best as housedogs, but require access to the outdoors. While grooming is minimal, they do drool, and cleaning between facial folds is required on a regular basis. Singles, active individuals, city dwellers, and families would make great Basset Hound owners. They are easy to train, play well with others, and are very affectionate.
Breed Details & Traits
Height: Preferably not over 14"
Weight: 40-60 lb
Lifespan: 8-12 years
Calm, Easygoing, Scenthound,
Common Health Concerns for Basset Hound:
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Gastric Torsion
- Hip Dysplasia
- OCD-Osteochondritis Dissecans
- Otitis Externa
- Patellar Luxation
- vWD-von Willebrand's Disease
Less Common Concerns for Basset Hound:Return to Trupanion Pet Health Guide
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