Basset Hound – calm and loving

Basset Hound – calm and loving

The Basset Hound is a medium/large dog that typically weighs between 45-75 pounds. Their height averages between 11″ and 15″. He is long and short and their height to weight ratio makes their already short legs look even shorter. In fact, their name comes from the French word “bas” which means low. Their gentle, loving, patient nature makes them excellent companion dogs for the home, while their keen sense of smell and hunting instincts continue to make them excellent hunting companions.

Recognized by the AKC in 1885, acceptable basset hound colors are a variety of hound colors, but they are usually white with chestnut or sand markings. The relatively dense coat is short, straight, hard and smooth. Their coat is easy to groom and only requires occasional brushing and shampooing.

This loving, gentle dog is perfect for family life. They are excellent and patient with small children, even when they are not socialized with them. They are attached to their family and love to be around their family. They are also great with other dogs and pets, although early socialization is good for non-dog pets because they may chase them due to their hunting instinct. They are easy going and quite inactive when inside, which makes them great for apartment living as they like to rest and lounge around inside. They are more active outdoors and require regular play, exercise and run time. If you don’t have a yard, you should plan to at least take them out for a daily walk. They are fairly easy to train, but if they are on the scent trail, they will not pay attention to you. For this reason, a fenced yard is best. They tend to gain weight, so it’s important to watch their food intake and give them enough exercise.

The basset hound originated in France and dates back hundreds of years. Their ancestry can be traced back to the Bloodhound. Originally used as a hunting dog, the basset hound uses its excellent sense of smell to track animals. Although they can still be used for hunting, today they are seen more as companion dogs.

Few breeds match the Basset Hound’s gentle, forgiving and calm nature. They are ideal for active families and those who simply enjoy the occasional walk, provided their basset hound can have daily time outside. Whether you have small children or other pets or dogs, the Basset Hound can fit into almost any type of family dynamic with little or no adjustment problems.

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