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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Hound group.

Weight:

40-60 pounds (18-27 kilograms).

Height:

13-15 inches at the shoulders.

Color(s):

Basset Hounds come in all different hound colorings, but some of the most common combinations include tricolors of black, tan, and white; red and white; and lemon and white.

Coat:

Basset Hounds have short coats that are glossy and lie close to the body.


Overview

Character:

This breed is very loyal and pleasant. Basset Hounds are very friendly and make great companions for families, including those with children or other animals. These hounds love food and tend to howl rather than bark.

Country of Origin:

France.

History:

Basset Hounds originated in France during the 1500s and the breed was refined in England during the late nineteenth century.

Name:

No additional names.

Temperament:

Basset Hounds are very calm and sensitive animals. These hounds can be stubborn but they're also very easy going and have a good sense of humor. These dogs do not like to be left alone.


Care

Training:

Training Basset Hounds can be difficult and requires patience and perseverance. However, with these traits, these dogs can be housebroken and taught basic commands.

Activity:

While not as active as some other hounds, Basset Hounds do like to exercise regularly. These animals have a natural endurance and particularly enjoy long walks and hikes.

Ownership:

Basset Hounds make excellent companions for families and children. Since these dogs do not like to be left alone, it's best to have another pet to keep the Basset Hound company if all human members of the household must be away during the day. This breed is difficult to housebreak, but training is possible with consistency and perseverance.


Breeders

No breeders listed at this time.

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