Level: moderate to low
Function: Scenthound- Rabbit
Loyal, Placid, never aggressive or timid. Affectionate.
Tenacious hound of ancient lineage which hunts by scent, possessing
a pack instinct, a deep melodious voice and capable of great endurance
in the field.
for: Families, elderly.
About 10-12 years
Smooth, short and close without being too fine.
Generally black, white and tan (tri-colour); lemon and
white (bi-colour); but any recognised hound colour acceptable.
Appearance: Medium sized, long barrel shaped body, with
short stocky legs. Skin is loose & folded. Head long & narrow.
Eyes dark. Ears hang to the side of the head. Tail long stern, carried
Most Bassets originated in France,
the word "bas" means low, but the Basset Hound was developed in
Britain only about 100 years ago. Its ability to concentrate on
particular scent quickly earned it respect as a hunting partner.
They were used to trail foxes, rabbits and game birds, their shorter
legs, making it a slower pace and therefore less likely to scare
They're an independent breed with a sense of humor, extraordinarily
intelligent, affectionate, and entertaining. They are good-natured,
sociable and gentle animal. They fit in well to family life and
are good with children.
easy to keep coat brush and bath when needed, wipe under the ears
weekly and trim nails regularly.
should be given plenty of exercise, but discourage it from jumping
and stressing the front legs. This breed will run and play by the
hour when given the chance.
Overfeeding can cause extra weight, which will cause too much stress
on the spine and legs. This breed can be likely to get ear infections,
also prone to bloat and can suffer from skin diseases.
For Diet and other general dog health information Health/Nutrition