Also known as: No Nicknames
Height: up to 15 inches
Weight: 40-65 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-13 years
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