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Basset Hound

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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
Help reduce the number of Basset Hound puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

2/22/2015 10:15:06 PM

2/22/2015 10:15:06 PM

We have a wonderful Bassett hound who is healthy, and the very center of our lives who will be 14 years old in April. He is a little slower than he used to be, considering he never had the typical Bassett hound laid back personality. He would climb the children's playhouse ladder and go down the slide with them when they were young, and when they started school he would wait in the playhouse and come barreling down the slide and wagging to the fence gate to see them. Now he is waiting inside the back door. They are all teenagers with different schedules and Max is slowing some. My husband and I dread the day he will no longer be with us, and I wonder if it would be a good time to introduce a new, mature Bassett hound to our family. Not a puppy, but if so, which should we choose male or female, and what age? Will this be good or bad for Max?

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Anonymous

You know your dog much better then anyone else does. Does Max enjoy the company of other dogs? Have you ever had another dog come to the house and Max act possessive or aggressive to the dog? If you think that Max would be fine with a new companion, then I would go for it. I would choose an adult dog, somewhere between 3-6 years old, so that you know that the dog will still have some years left when Max is gone. As for male or female, normally choosing a dog of opposite sex makes the easiest companions, but again that will be up to Max. Once you find a couple of dogs to choose from, let Max meet them and let him choose which dog he wants as a companion. Remember to do at least 2 meet and greets, one off your property and one on. As dogs will act differently off their property then on and when not in a home environment to being in a home environment.
2/23/2015 12:19:53 PM

Anonymous

I lived with a partner who had two Bassets, 1 a dream slept 23 hours a day ate, crapped and played, the other was a nightmare two long a story but a real character. He started to fade when the sweetheart was tragically run over and passed away. Many months later we got a puppy (an American Bulldog mastiff cross,an amazing dog sadly passed away) but what I am getting to is that having the other dog revitalized him and gave him a new lease on life. I think this gave him an extra 5 years, he lived a very good life but sadly he to passed away. Personally I think it all comes down to what you want. P.s. I think they are one the most loyal and loving dogs (and stubborn and unruly) I have had anything to do with, hence the reason for looking on this site.
2/24/2015 4:59:39 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/17/2014 6:43:53 PM

12/17/2014 6:43:53 PM

Do all Basset Hounds drool?

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Anonymous

For a short answer, yes. However, every dog is different and it is widely known that some Basset's will drool more then other's. Looking at the dam and sire of your puppy will be able to give you a good idea as to how much the puppy may drool as he/she matures. But be ready, as it is not always fool-proof. When you get a breed of dog that drools, you learn to love the little bits of slobber on everything, trust me.
12/18/2014 10:26:04 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/14/2013 4:50:06 PM

3/14/2013 4:50:06 PM

My Bassett pup is 4 months old. Tail is still not standing tall? Any ideas? Do you think her tail will stay this way. My vet said possible limber syndrome. She is a great dog , just miss the tail high in the air like my previous one I had

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Anonymous

Every dog is different and some Basset Hounds can have issues with their tail in which they never have the 'Standing Tall' tail. Your vet may be right, in which he should be able to do tests to figure out if your pup has Limber Syndrome or not. It also may just be time. Contact your breeder and ask for updates about the other puppies from the litter.
7/9/2014 2:42:25 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/12/2013 8:18:54 AM

3/12/2013 8:18:54 AM

my bassett is 3 yrs old and every nightshe has to stand and bark at me before she can relax

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Anonymous

Contact a positive reinforcement trainer to help you stop the unwanted behavior in your Basset. As well, contact your vet and take her in for a check up to rule out any medical problems. She could be having pain around that time or during the night while you are asleep and so she is trying to tell you.
5/1/2014 12:34:45 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/18/2013 10:29:02 AM

2/18/2013 10:29:02 AM

Why do my 2 Bassetts howls at 3:a.m then again at 5:a.m.while they sit. Bassetts are 7 years old and the also howl when a particular ice cream truck passes,we have 6 different ice cream trucks in the neighborhood.Is it the Song the ice cream truck plays?

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Anonymous

The basset hound is just that, a hound. When the find something of interest or that makes them think'this is interesting' they naturally howl. The fact that they howl at night could just be a moon thing rather than anything else, they are still pack animals.
2/24/2014 10:19:26 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/12/2013 6:21:46 PM

2/12/2013 6:21:46 PM

bassets in heat and when to breed about how old is a basset hound when they come in heat

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Anonymous

About 6-9 months and last about 3 weeks-a month with heat
2/24/2013 12:11:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/19/2013 9:41:40 PM

1/19/2013 9:41:40 PM

Our bassett's face is turn grey, why? He is about 4 yrs old and we notice he is really getting grey in his face, is this normal?

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Anonymous

Just like people, dogs can start getting grey hairs early too. If you are worried, contact your local vet and take your dog in for a check up. Other then that, don't worry about it.
5/1/2014 12:36:13 PM

Anonymous

Some bassets Turn grey early. I don't think its anything to worry about But could also be a hormone issue. I would have the levels checks to just be sure. But I have a female who tuned grey early
10/10/2014 11:01:55 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/15/2013 6:34:55 PM

1/15/2013 6:34:55 PM

when are basset hounds full grown I have a basset hound that is 6 months old, when will he e full grown?

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Anonymous

You should contact your breeder in terms of if your Basset Hound is of American, European or French lines. This way you have an idea on the standard size of your Basset. But on average, your Basset should be full grown in adult weight/height at 1 1/2 - 2 years old.
5/1/2014 12:37:57 PM

Anonymous

Most of my bassets Stop growing at about 2years Then they start growing out. They continue to put on weight as they get older.
10/10/2014 10:39:36 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/13/2013 3:00:39 PM

1/13/2013 3:00:39 PM

trying to figure out what to do about biting I have a 3yr old male basset when he is sitting by me he sometimes snips at my parnets or my 3yr old little girl while they are walking by me what should i do please help i dont want to give him away cause of these reasons thanks

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Anonymous

Get a hold of your local positive reinforcement trainer. He/She will be able to stop the unwanted behavior through positive reinforcement training.
5/1/2014 12:41:03 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/9/2013 6:55:40 PM

1/9/2013 6:55:40 PM

How long does the Basset Hound live

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Anonymous

My Bassett and any other well cared for house hound can live for ten-12 years
10/21/2013 1:57:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/5/2013 3:16:51 PM

1/5/2013 3:16:51 PM

A Greeg-faced pet lover We have had a fat pocket burst on his side about two years ago on our Basset Hound. We have cleaned it,treated it,bandaged it,.. several times since and he keeps tearing it open during scratching it. It now has a fowl, decaying flesh smell on top of his natural basset Oder, and it breaks my heart because I'm out of thoughts. Please help! Clueless and breathless in La.

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Anonymous

Go to the vet. Your vet is the only one capable in clearing away the dead flesh, cleaning the wound properly and stitching the wound back up. Then you dog will wear a cone for 7-10 days and he'll be fine.
5/1/2014 12:39:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/28/2012 6:26:26 PM

12/28/2012 6:26:26 PM

allergies/basset hound my basset hound ate raisins and had to go to the hospital for 2 days does that sound right?

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Anonymous

Yes, raisins are poisonous to dogs.
5/1/2014 12:42:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/20/2012 8:43:03 PM

12/20/2012 8:43:03 PM

when should a basset get their first rabies shot? buying a pup and it will be flying within the continental US

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Anonymous

Regardless of breed, most vets recommend the 1st rabies shot at 4 - 5 months of age. This will be good for one year. Subsequent shots will be good for 1, 2 or 3 years depending on the rules of the state where you reside.
1/29/2013 1:59:55 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/13/2012 7:14:30 PM

12/13/2012 7:14:30 PM

Should I be able to see my puppies ribs 2 months old

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Anonymous

when we got our basset puppy, he was 2 months and his ribs stuck out a lot.i think its normal for the breed cuz he grew fast and hes 70 lbs now and i can still see em :)
12/14/2012 11:45:47 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/18/2012 5:36:44 PM

11/18/2012 5:36:44 PM

family pet I am looking for a indoor/outdoor pet for my kids. I have an 8 and 7 year old. My wife is a stay home wife and I am looking for a playful pet but also for protection. Also, what can you tell me about the basset

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Anonymous

i have a 3 year old male and he is play ful when people are at my house good with kids. And very lazy but over all a great dog.
12/5/2012 9:19:15 PM

Anonymous

Basset Hounds are not protection dogs. If you want a family dog that will also be a watch dog - ie: alert family to people or animals on the property - then the Basset Hound works for what you want. But if you want a dog to physically protect your family through barking/biting/charging, ect; the Basset Hound is not the dog for you. Contact your local Personal Protection Trainer that can give you some idea's on what you want. On average, unless you train the dog yourself or pay someone to train your dog, most Personal Protection Dogs are German Shepherds, King Shepherds, Shilo Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, or Dutch Shepherds.
5/1/2014 12:46:53 PM

Anonymous

Basset hounds are the best with children, Our bassets BARK at anyone they don't know that come or pass the house. In that way I would say they are protective. A Basset hound is a stubborn breed This is not the breed to rush go potty and come in on a rainy day, They will take there sweet time. Basset hounds have a really good nose and really takes after there name hound. They get on a sent of a rabbit, they don't think they just go. So a fenced in yard is a must!! However Basset hounds, tap into you and your families feelings, and if they are sad he/she will do whatever it takes to cheer them up. They are one of the best breeds for a family with young children. its a fairly healthy breed as well.. I absolutely love them..
10/10/2014 10:52:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/9/2012 4:43:41 PM

11/9/2012 4:43:41 PM

I have a four year old male bassett hound he is so gentle and a real family pet but he dosent... I have a four year old male bassett hound he is so gentle and a real family pet but he dosent seem to have much energy he will go for a walk but then all he seems to do is snugle up and sleep is this normal we only got the dog 2 weeks ago from a dogs home

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Anonymous

yes it's very normal for them to be lazy and sleep all day. i have a 3 year old male i got him from the pound 2 years ago, and he eats, sleeps and plays but mostly sleeps lol.
12/5/2012 9:17:27 PM

Anonymous

Yes, the Basset Hound is a breed of dog that likes to conserve it's energy. Don't be alarmed unless you notice the dog being sluggish or seemingly sick. Then it's time for a trip to the vet. But all in all, your dog is just being a normal Basset.
5/1/2014 12:48:26 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/23/2012 3:58:23 PM

10/23/2012 3:58:23 PM

How do I find out what bloodlines and pedigrees are in my two Basset hound blood? I can't seem... How do I find out what bloodlines and pedigrees are in my two Basset hound blood? I can't seem to find anything to look it up to see

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Anonymous

If you have the registration paper's for your Basset Hounds, then you should be able to go onto the Kennel Club website, type in their registration numbers and the pedigree's/linage will show up.
5/1/2014 12:49:26 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/30/2012 6:58:13 AM

9/30/2012 6:58:13 AM

Good morning, Is it true that basset hounds can't swim? Stan

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Anonymous

Our basset swims like an eel however doesn't choose to do so voluntarily. We put her in the pool to see if she could if accidently pushed in and she did great.
10/15/2012 11:31:55 AM

Anonymous

Basset Hounds have swimmers and sinkers in this breed. My parents have one of each, and mine loved the water more than dry land. tough for fishing and good for gators! Neither one good for me!
12/20/2012 8:45:27 PM

Anonymous

All of my Basset hounds SWIM!!! I remember seeing a episode on animal about basset hounds, they say they cannot swim they will sink... I have never saw a sinker. NOT TO SAY THERE IS ANY but ive never saw one.
10/10/2014 10:54:44 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/22/2012 9:44:06 PM

9/22/2012 9:44:06 PM

For the past few days we have noticed that our 2 yr old male basset shakes & crouches before &... For the past few days we have noticed that our 2 yr old male basset shakes & crouches before & during mealtime and waits several minutes before slowly eating. This is not normal for him. He is usually excited to eat & eats quickly. He is an outside dog and lives with our 2 yr old yellow lab (who is very hyper). They enjoy playing together throughout the day. We don't have any idea of what could be the issue. He does eat but it takes a while & we must stay with him or he will wander off and not eat. We have begun tying up the lab during mealtimes so that she doesn't come to get his food. He still takes a while to start eating.

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Anonymous

Anything behavioral that has changed in your dog means that you need to take him to the vet. Your vet will rule out any medical issues before you continue any further. If he has a clean bill of health, but doesn't seem interested in the food like he used to be, it could be that he is bored of the food, or had a scary/traumatic experience where the food bowl is. Try moving the food bowl somewhere else and/or switching his food to either a completely new food, or a different flavor.
5/1/2014 12:52:13 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/17/2012 7:34:19 PM

9/17/2012 7:34:19 PM

Mi 5 month old Basset Hound puppy ate about ten grapes in the last 24 hours. She ate them after... Mi 5 month old Basset Hound puppy ate about ten grapes in the last 24 hours. She ate them after her dinner and 2 after her breakfast! She weighs about 25 pounds will she be okay?!???

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Anonymous

she should be fine....I have raised 3 bassets. Just don't let her have anymore. That amount would not be enough to hurt her.
12/5/2012 2:40:45 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/12/2012 12:59:36 PM

9/12/2012 12:59:36 PM

Have a 5-month old female Basset puppy who sometimes goes crazy, barking and play-biting. It... Have a 5-month old female Basset puppy who sometimes goes crazy, barking and play-biting. It happens unexpectedly and suddenly and goes away in just a few minutes when she returns to her usually gentle and playful self. What causes that?

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Anonymous

I have a four year old Basset who does exactly the same thing! - infact, myself, partner and children all look at each other and say in unison "uh-oh.. George is having a funny five minutes!" I think it's just a character trait.. Nothing to worry about! They're such silly, adorable dogs - just a burst of craziness then a slump back into reality! X
9/21/2012 3:05:24 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/9/2012 11:30:33 PM

9/9/2012 11:30:33 PM

Tonight my sister and my family noticed that my sisters basset hounds ears are different ... Tonight my sister and my family noticed that my sisters basset hounds ears are different sizes is there something wrong with her

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Anonymous

No, it is most likely a genetic trait that your sister did not notice in the dam or sire of her pup.
5/1/2014 12:53:43 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/30/2012 1:21:19 AM

8/30/2012 1:21:19 AM

my bassett hound has been peeing on the sidewalk for about three months. Is there something... my bassett hound has been peeing on the sidewalk for about three months. Is there something wrong?

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Anonymous

A little more information would be a lot more helpful. In the case that he is peeing without stopping to sniff at anything, or making signs like he is meaning to pee; then he needs to go to a vet. He is having bladder control issues and needs help. If he is just sniffing and then peeing on purpose, then there's no issue; he just has to go and that's where he's decided to go.
5/1/2014 12:55:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/14/2012 4:18:56 PM

8/14/2012 4:18:56 PM

My 3 yr old Bassett male was attacked by a pitt on Saturday night. He seems to be ok one day and... My 3 yr old Bassett male was attacked by a pitt on Saturday night. He seems to be ok one day and then down the next. He is very lethargic and I am having a hard time getting him to eat or drink anything. I thought he was bleeding from his mouth last night but discovered that he has a cut on his mouth. What can I feed him to give him strength?

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Anonymous

Don't feed your Bassett anything. GET HIM TO A VET!! It doesn't matter what breed of dog attacked him, but he could have internal issues. Refusing to eat means that his stomach or insides hurt and he is trying to tell you something. Do the right thing and get him to a vet a.s.a.p!
5/1/2014 12:56:47 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/27/2012 3:50:40 PM

7/27/2012 3:50:40 PM

My basset recently just turned 4, hes never really been aggressive but within the past month or... My basset recently just turned 4, hes never really been aggressive but within the past month or 2 he has growled alot, tried to bite me and my family and has attacked our other animals for no apparent reason it seems, and i am pregnant and i need to break him of this before she gets here because he is an inside dog.. i need to know why hes doing this and how i can break him of it please..

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Anonymous

When humans are pregnant, they have a lot of hormones going through their bodies that are emitted through their pours, breath, sweat, ect. If could be as simple as your dog not meshing well with your chemistry, or as bad as your dog becoming aggressive towards you because now that you are pregnant, you are changing his world and he doesn't like it. Contact your local positive reinforcement trainer and take him to the vet for a check up to rule out any medical problems.
5/1/2014 12:59:13 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/3/2012 1:10:51 AM

7/3/2012 1:10:51 AM

My daughter has/had a 6 month old male bassett that died today. He was in the back yard with... My daughter has/had a 6 month old male bassett that died today. He was in the back yard with another older bassett and an older wienie dog. All got along great. This morning the puppy was fine running around playing, but when the boy who was dog sitting went out tonight to check on the dogs the puppy was laying on its side dead. We have no idea what happended and my daughter is devastated.

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Anonymous

im sorry, i have just got a 12 week old basset. i read that orchid plants and other shrubbery are toxic to bassets. also it said to be careful of what detergent/cleaner you use in the cage and on floors as this can be toxic. tell your daughter im so sorry for her and of course yourself and family. jon
7/10/2012 4:21:09 PM

Anonymous

My condolences about your daughter's pup. The best way to know is to take the pup to the vet and have the vet examine him for the reason why he died. It could be anything for ingesting a toxic, to choking on something to a genetic issue.
5/1/2014 1:01:00 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/28/2012 3:07:00 AM

6/28/2012 3:07:00 AM

can i breed a male basset hound with a min-pinscher female?

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Anonymous

No. The Min-Pin would die before she was even able to give birth. As well, you shouldn't be breeding two dogs of different breed with each other anyway. You'll just be adding the thousands of dogs at shelter's and other rescue's that are looking for homes. Get your dog fixed and enjoy him as he is.
5/1/2014 1:06:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/11/2012 5:35:35 PM

6/11/2012 5:35:35 PM

How much are Basset Hounds?

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Anonymous

The cheapest Basset Hound we've found was $150, but they were all gone so we had to pay $300 for CKC registered! Most we looked at (after hours and hours of searching) were 350+.. Some were 800 and 1,200!!!
7/13/2012 12:41:19 AM

Anonymous

We got our basset at the local animal shelter. He was 6 weeks old, neutered, microchipped, and the adoption fee was $80. Check into your local shelter. There are also basset hound rescue groups in many states
8/8/2012 12:02:23 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/21/2012 4:37:56 PM

5/21/2012 4:37:56 PM

should i neuter my basset dog

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Anonymous

Yes, basset hounds will go crazy if girls are in heat, be territorial, and will be harder to potty train
8/11/2012 5:39:48 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/30/2012 9:05:27 PM

4/30/2012 9:05:27 PM

what is the life expectancy of a basset hound?

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Anonymous

I heard 10-14yrs
5/8/2012 10:11:31 PM

Anonymous

My Basset Hound, Buford, just turned 11 this year. He was the runt of his litter and is the only one left living. Basset Hounds can live anywhere from 10 years up to 14 or 15 I believe. It all depends on how you take care of your Basset Hound. Buford has always had a loving home (minues about 1 year out of his life) he eats healthy, usually goes for a daily walk (weather permitting), and he drinks LOTS of water :) As long as you treat your Basset Hound with lots of love and care he/she will live a long, happy, and healthy life.
10/30/2012 11:29:42 AM

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