Colour: Brown, Black and White
Lifespan: 12 Years
Basset Hounds are placid, affectionate ,stubborn yet gentle
Basset Hounds are placid and calm and friendly to all, but can be stubbornly independent when asked to do something. Affectionate and placid, they are very interested in scents when outside, which can make walks difficult.
Originally bred for hunting rabbits and hares.
An independent character, the Bassett is particularly interested in scents.
Medium. Needs steady exercise.
Owners: affectionate, independent
Other pets: good
Unfamiliar dogs: friendly
Patient, easy-going owner who will enjoy the independent character of these friendly but solemn hounds.
Breeders have exaggerated the ear length of this dog so special care is needed to ensure they are kept clean and free from damage.
This dog has drooping lower eyelids that can result in eye infections. Ears and low slung body will carry dirt into the house. Heavy jowls cause lack of saliva control.
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