Basset Hound

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Basset Hound

France, 1800s
The basset may be descended from the bloodhound

Companion, Hunting

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 10-12 years of age on average

Weight & Height
40 to 60 pounds & 13 to 15 inches tall

Known Health Problems
Bone Disorders, Bloat, Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Glaucoma, thrombopathia, thyroid problems, von Willbrand's disease.

Physical Description
medium size, short legged and heavy boned dog. It has a large, wide head, loose wrinkled skin and very long, broad ears that are set low. The eyes are dark with drooping eyelids. The muzzle is deep and the nose is dark with large nostrils.

Stubborn, yet gentle & obedient. The basset hound is affectionate and good with children. They can also make a good watchdog


Living Conditions
This breed will do ok in an apartment

Brush gently to remove dead hair. Ears need careful cleaning and care. Bathe this breed at least 2 times a month

The basset does need a moderate amount exercise to keep it from becoming overweight

Coat Texture
Short and smooth is the accepted coat texture
although some longhaired basset hounds have been born in normal basset hound litters. It is however considered a fault in the breed standard.

Coat Colors

Tan and White


Lemon and White

Tan White


Lemon White


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8-10 pups are usually born per litter. The puppies require calcium in their diet to prevent developing bone disorders.

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


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A longhaired Basset Hound
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Basset Hound Breeders

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