The Basset Hound descend from French Dogs that were bred in Great Britain in the late 1800’s
The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family
Grooming and Physical Needs
- Grooming Needs: Brush the coat weekly with a grooming mitt. Shedding coats are best handled with a shedding rake or slicker brush
- Coat Type: The short-haired coat of a Basset is long, smooth and soft, and sheds constantly.
- Moulting: Constantly shedding
- Exercise Needs: Bassets enjoy long meandering walks with lots of sniffing time
- Average Life Span: 10-12 years
- Family: Bassets are a wonderful family companion, they are very gentle with children, and are as happy to loung around a house as they are to be out hunting.
- Temperament: The Basset Hound is a friendly, outgoing, and playful dog, tolerant of children and other pets.
- Trainability: They can be stubborn and difficult to train. Many will obey if you have food, but will not if there is no reward.
- Sociability (Other Pets): Being pack dogs, bassets enjoy the company of other dogs and can also get along with cats if socialised early.
- Barking: Bassets are very vocal, they generally howl as opposed to bark.