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Basset Hound Breed Profile

Basset Hound fact file

KC Group: Hound
Size: Medium
Good with children?: Seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: Lots
Good guard dogs?: Would bark
Moulting level: Low
Grooming: Little
Jogging partner: No

A skilled pack hound that has been bred to track game with their excellent sense of smell. Their bark is musical, almost melodious and their character placid.

Basset Hound Character

A tenacious and stubborn mix, the Basset Hound was bred for its ability to hunt small to medium sized game and this is still a primary characteristic of the breed. They are pack dogs by nature but will integrate with a family nicely. Requiring firm training and socialization, you will find that they will almost always follow their nose before following you.

Basset Hound Size

A low-slung large breed, the Breed Standard states that they should be between 33-38cm in height and with a weight between 18-27kg.

Basset Hound Health

Common ailments include Bloat, back and joint conditions. They are also prone to ear infections.

Basset Hound Special Care

Special attention must be paid to their eyes and ears, keeping them clean and clear. They are also susceptible to Bloat and weight issues.

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.