Basset Hound Information

Basset Hounds

Basset Hound Inoformation

Name (s) alternative (s)
Hound dwarf.

Country of origin
France

Weight
From 55 to 75 pounds (23 to 34 kg)

Height
Males: 30 to 38 cm. (12 to 15 inches)
Females: 28 to 36 cm. (11 to 14 inches)

History
It is probably a very old breed of French origin (the word “Basset” is derived from the term “bas” meaning low). Some believe it is a direct descendant of St. Hubert hound. Hubert was a noble hunting enthusiast, who converted to Christianity and to be beatified became the “patron saint of hunters.” The Basset Hound was developed from specimens of these hounds powerful body, a bit slow and short legs. Due to its superiority over most of the tracking dogs in France at that time, were distributed throughout the European nobility, being incorporated into the schools used for hunting. In England this dog is known since the sixteenth century and is even mentioned by Shakespeare in “Dream of a Summer Night.”

General Features
It is a tracking dog, with extremely developed sense of smell. It is sturdily built and muscular, has short legs and thick, with loose folds of skin. His head is large and well proportioned. It has deep and strong muzzle with a big nose. Their ears are low birth, very long, hanging in loose folds and are velvety texture. His eyes are dark, usually brown, may be lower lid conjunctiva, but not so exaggerated. This gives you a calm and serious expression, with a melancholy air. The tail is long and kept in horizontal position, it should not go on the back or curled.

Color
It is usually white, black and honey (tricolor) or lemon and white (bicolor), but any color is acceptable recognized for hounds.

Fur
The hair is short, smooth and close fhttps://bassetthounds.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpitting.

Temperament
The Basset Hound is a dog very affectionate, docile and calm, while is very sure of himself and can be a little stubborn. It’s a race by nature very well behaved and loyal, which makes it the perfect pet. Is very patient with children and enjoys playing with them. Generally gets along well with other animals.

Care
Her hair is relatively easy to maintain. Does not require frequent bathing only when necessary. Should be brushed occasionally with a bristle brush. It is a race that does not lose much hair. This breed has a tendency to suffer from arthritis and other diseases such as glaucoma or conjunctivitis. Tends to obesity so it is necessary to take care of your food. It is also prone to ear infections, so it is necessary to clean their ears frequently.

Training
The Basset Hound is very sensitive so you must be trained with kindness, perseverance and patience. We suggest you start your training early.

Activity
This is a breed that tends to eat more of the account, making it necessary to exercise to stay healthy. It’s a bit lazy, but it must be removed to walk regularly. It is a good breed for apartment living.

Longevity
10 to 12 years.

Basset Hound Information

Basset Hound Information

Basset Hound Information

Basset Hound Information

Basset Hound Information

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One Response to “Basset Hound Information”

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