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    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