Basset Hound

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Breed Group: Hound
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
40-60 lbs
14 inches
any recognized hound color
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Basset Hound puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Basset Hound varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Basset Hound puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Basset Hounds sold is $925.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Basset Hound with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,500 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Basset Hound with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Basset Hounds sold is $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $925.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $2,500.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 5660 Basset Hound puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Basset Hound puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Basset Hounds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Basset Hound Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 5660 Basset Hound dogs.
  • 1. Daisy
  • 2. Lucy
  • 3. Molly
  • 4. Charlie
  • 5. Cowboy
  • 6. Buddy
  • 7. Abby
  • 8. Polly
  • 9. Bella
  • 10. Buster
  • 11. Lilly
  • 12. Droopy
  • 13. Fionna
  • 14. Otis
  • 15. Bandit
  • 16. Jagger
  • 17. Rocky
  • 18. Doc
  • 19. Harley
  • 20. Rosie

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Location: Grand Island, Nebraska
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Our puppies are home raised, bred for soundness, beauty and temperament.Our puppies are raised as family pets.We DO NOT sell to pet stores,puppy mills,breeders or brokers. They are given lots of love and special attention and will expect even more love and attention with thier new family. Our babies will be very loving with their new family. All our puppies are spoiled rotten and will want to be with you all the time.They will come with limited AKC registration papers, vet certificate, a one year health guarantee against puppy disease,started on pody training,well socialized and spoiled rotten.All shots and worming are up to date.We are asking $1250 for our babies. Pictures are available. Delivery or shipping available also. To find out more about us and our babies visit our website: email: or call:cell: 308 750 9335 - 308 750 2844

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Anonymous asked:
Is there such a thing as a miniature basset hound?

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In short, no. The Basset Hound, as per the American, Canadian and United Kennel Club should range anywhere from 45 - 80lbs. Breeders that use the word Miniature when it is not a registered part of a breeds name are trying to be unique against the other breeders that are out there. A breeder will use other words such as Teacup, Mini, Micro, ect; to emphasize that their dogs are much smaller than other breeders dog. A breeder could be focusing on breeder their dogs on the low end of the weight scale of the breed; but they should have a reason for it, not to create a fake breed. Please do not be fooled by breeders who use these tactics, make sure their dogs are fully registered, fit the standard for that registry, have had all their medical checks done, and are mentally stable dogs before purchasing a puppy from them.

Anonymous asked:
Do you have to clean in between Basset Hound's wrinkles?

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Yes, you need to clean Basset Hound's wrinkles. European Basset Hounds are typically more prone to infections verses the American type. Euro Bassets have excessive wrinkling. Moisture and bacteria gets trapped inside the skin folds and causes foul smelling infections and itchy, raw skin.

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My Basset is a little over a year old and I been noticing his stool is very soft towards the middle to the end of the day. In the morning it seems its ok, I have been feeding him CANIDAE Grain Free PURE Dry Dog Food(fresh lamb). I have also been boiling some white rice to give him with his food to see if that helps. What are you owners feeding your Basset Hounds? Maybe I can try a different food? Any help will be very appreciated!



The brand of food you are feeding your dog is just fine it is a grain-free dog food and great for him. Stop feeding him rice, as that will only make his tummy more upset. It is possible your dog is dehydrated, as that promotes diarrhea. Make sure your dog drinks plenty of water, add some chicken stock to the water to get him to drink more. If it is still loose after a couple more days, I would make a vet appointment.


Assuming your vet has cleared him and he's had a fecal test to check for intestinal parasites... Buy PLAIN canned pumpkin. Make sure there are no spices added. Put 2 heaping tablespoons of the pumpkin puree in his food every day. Pumpkin has been found to nourish the colon walls. It adds more fiber, creating a healthier digestive tract and firms stool. Domestic dogs have evolved with a need for fiber in their diet. Also consider adding probiotics to his diet. I have 11 years of experience in veterinary medicine, but you should ALWAYS ask your own vet before making changes.

Anonymous asked:
What would be a good dog collar for a Basset Hound seeing they have lots of loose skin in the neck area?



I use a harness for mine


Martingale collars (available at Walmart for $8.95) have the ring that shortens when the dog pulls on the leash. Bassets have larger necks than heads, so regular collars easily come off. The Martingale will slip off if the basset is facing you and backs away. I always carry a kennel lead which is a braided slip-knot type lead. YouTube video clips show a typical basset hound will lay down in the middle of a road and will not budge. At 60 lbs., they are a little heavy to simply pick up when crossing a street or highway, so the lead is helpful! I had a harness, but that also came off easily.


Brand name harness called Krugo fits perfect and comfortable on my Basset Hounds.

Anonymous asked:
I have been giving my Basset NexGard for flea and tick treatment. Just one chewable a month is like $25. I think that's way too much money. I really don't like to use the tick and flea collar, so I would like to know what all you Basset Hound owners are using for treatment?



I get the largest dog size of advantage and split it up so that one dose give three doses for my Basset. The advantage flea treatment costs the same whether you get it for a little dog or a big dog. If you google "flea treatment splitting dose" you can find that the per pound dosage is about 0.1ml/pound.


I use the Seresto tick collar, works great!! No ticks!!!


Vinegar and water in a spray bottle for fleas and ticks

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Updated: 5/28/2022