Basset Hound Puppies & Breed Information

Basset Hound

Basset Hound Puppy Characteristics


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Basset Hound Breed Information


Breed Group: Hound

Weight: 40-60 lbs

Height: 14 inches

Color(s): any recognized hound color

Overview

This is a naturally well-behaved breed making him the perfect household pet. The Basset Hound is very gentle, sweet, and loving. This breed is prone to howling and barking so he makes a good alarm dog, but is much too gentle to be a guard dog.

Character

The long ears of this rather lazy breed are sensitive, which makes him best for a life with older and more respectable children. The Basset Hound has the tendency to be stubborn, but never timid. Should never display signs of aggression, as this is a naturally fun loving and gentle dog.

Temperament

Affectionate, lazy, devoted, quiet, and peaceful, the Basset Hound does exceptionally well with a family. This breed loves children, and generally does well with other animals. They can be taught tricks, but tend to be stubborn so patience is key.

Care

Combing and brushing with a firm bristle brush should keep shedding to a minimum as this breed sheds constantly. Toenails should be trimmed regularly as this breed is lazy which can neglect the nails. Cleaning under the folds of skin works best, and the ears should be cleaned regularly.

Coat

The coat of the Basset Hound should always be short, never long. The coat is dense, hard, and smooth making it weather resistant. Hair should also always be straight and firm in texture.

Training

This can be a very sensitive breed so gentle and patient training is a must. Consistency works best with this short and stubborn breed. The Basset Hound has the tendency to go off sniffing completely disregarding his master so fun techniques work best.

Activity

Basset Hounds have the tendency to overeat therefore should be given plenty of exercise to keep him healthy. Normally a lazy breed, this dog should be taken on regulated walks and should be allowed a free roam in a safe, fenced in area.

Ownership

If you are looking for Basset Hound puppies for sale from reputable Basset Hound breeders or to adopt Basset Hounds from a Basset Hound rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Basset Hound puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Basset Hound puppies that make great pets.


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Updated: 8/29/2014
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