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Basset Hound

Also known as: No Nicknames

Height:up to 15 inches

Weight:40-65 pounds

Life Expectancy:12-13 years

Group: Hound

Origin: France

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting, Show Dog

History and Facts: A descendant of French scent hounds, this breed dates back to the 16th century when it was used as a pack hound to hunt small game.

Temperament / Behavior
Basset Hounds are a friendly and easy-going breed.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Prone to illness and require more veterinary care than most dogs. Patellar luxation, hip and elbow dysplasia, glaucoma, hypothyrdoidism, cervical vertebral instability, bleeding disorders, and lymphoma

Exercise: The Basset Hound requires moderate exercise, daily walk.

Grooming: The Basset Hound needs weekly brushing. Must check ears regularly

Shedding:Can shed profusely, but can be managed with regular brushing