Basset Hound Dog Breed
Basset Hound Dog Classification:
Basset Hounds are scent hounds, bred
to hunt by scent.
Other Names: Basset, Hush Puppy
Basset Hound in Foreign Languages:
Hungarian: borzeb Vadászkutyával
Lithuanian: basset šuo
Slovenian: ostriž zasledovati
Origins: Basset Hounds are a direct
descendent of the Bloodhound and has a
nose that is almost as outstanding. The
word "basset hound" comes from
the French word meaning "bas" meaning
low. Basset Hounds were first used to
hunt rabbits and hares.
Description: Basset Hounds are
thick dogs, stocky dogs with short legs,
and long floppy ears and a prominent pointed
nose. Basset Hounds have excess skin that
hangs in folds.
Size: Basset Hounds weigh between
45–75 lbs, they stand 11 to 15 inches
||55 - 75 lbs
||12–15 inches tall
||45 - 65 lbs
||11–14 inches tall
Coat: Basset Hounds have short,
sleek coats, that are generally black,
white and tan (tri-colour) or tan, lemon
and white (bi-colour); but any recognized
hound colour acceptable.
Disposition: Basset Hounds are
laid back, sociable, and affectionate.
Type Dog: Basset Hounds are hunting
dogs. They are scent hounds, bred to hunt
Litter Size: Basset Hounds give
birth to litters of 6-8 puppies.
Behavior: Basset Hounds do not
have a high energy level, but they do
require moderate exercise because the
breed has a propensity towards obesity.
Basset Hounds are motivated by food, but
are not necessarily easy to train.
Traits: Sweet, gentle, laid back
dogs with an easy manner.
Country of Origin: Great Britain,
Life Span: Basset Hound dogs typically
live 11-12 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC