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Name : Basset Hound

Other Names : Basset, Hush Puppy

Origin : France & Great Britain

Size Type : Small Dog Breed

Breed Group : Hound dog breeds

Life span : 10-12 years.

Litter Size : 5-8 Puppies

Temperament : Patient, Calm, Relaxed

Height : male: 11–16 inches (30–38 cm) female: 10–14 inches (28–36 cm)

Weight : On Average males: 50–75 pounds (25–34 kg) female: 45–65 pounds (20–29 kg)

Colors : Most commonly black, White and tan in tri color or mix of tan/lemon & white in the tri color. Any hound color is acceptable.

Puppy Price : $400=$650

Body type

The basset hound is one of the most recognizable breed of dogs. Their face is a droopy with ginormous ears hanging down almost reaching the ground. Short legs with a log body makes this breed noticeable from a mile away. If you don't notice how they look just wait till they howl and you'll be able to pick them out from anywhere.
They almost always have white tips on their tail, they were bred for this to make them more visible in tall brush while hunting.


The basset hounds coat is usually short and shed quite frequently. The Basset hound has a naturally oily skin giving off that distinct "hound" smell. Beside popular belief you need to do grooming because the basset hound sheds more than other breeds. They also have a lot of fold in their skin that can be home to different types of bacterial and fungi diseases.


Good with Kids : 100 %
Cat Friendly : 100 %
Dog Friendly : 100 %
Trainability : 33 %
Shedding : 83 %
Watchdog : 33 %
Intelligence : 83 %
Grooming : 66 %
Popularity : 50 %
Adaptability : 66 %
Hypoallergenic : No
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The Basset hound is a short compact dog belonging to the hound family. They are most recognizable by their long droopy face and ears with an even more recognizable laid back personality. The Basset Hound like many other hound dogs was bred to help in the hunting of prey for example, Hare, Rabbits and other small prey. The basset has an exceptional tolerance for other pets and small children making them the ideal family pet.


Any hound color is acceptable and none is preferred over another one. Their is a wide variety of colors. The most common coming in a tri color formation. They have a black saddle back white under belly and legs with red/tan sides. There is also a wide variety of Bi-colored Basset hounds,
Black & White
Lemon & White
Mahogany & White
Red & White
Black & Brown
Blue & White
Brown & White
Tan & White
These are the basic colors that almost all Basset Hounds come in.

Health Problems

On average the Basset hound is a healthy breed, purchasing from a reputable breeder can also help ensure you're getting a healthy breed. For the few health issues they have are Hip, Elbow dysplasia, Glaucoma, Ear infections, Eye problems. They have issues with dwarfism as many other small dog breeds do.


Daily walks is a must. The basset hound has a high tendency to have issues with obesity. Spending quality time helps form an unbreakable bond. The basset hound does exceptionally well in dog sports, especially to their size and body build. Another sport the basset hound is outstanding at is hunting. They have one of the best noses for any dog breed only second to the bloodhound. Their small body is an advantage in hunting small prey. Hunting is a great exercise for this breed. Exercise is a must of this breed.


The basset hound originally came from France dating back to the 16th Century. They were believed to be formed from the mutated offspring of the Norman Stag hounds. They were used by the commonwealth that couldn't afford hunting on horseback. Short legged dogs became popular for people hunting on foot.
The English imported the french Basset hound in the late 1800's where selective breeding brought the Basset hound we know today.
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