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Basset Hound Dog


Although Basset Hound dogs have existed for many centuries, being even mentioned by Shakespeare, they did not become famous until after middles of the 19th century, when they were first presented at the Paris Dog Show. The name of this breed, Basset Hound, is believed to be based on the French term "bas”, which can be translated as "low" and would refer to their height.

Physical characteristics

Basset Hounds are characterized by having a big body and short legs. Their weight usually ranges between 55 and 75 pounds or 23 and 38 kilograms. Male Basset Hounds usually have a height of between 12 and 15 inches or between 30 and 38 centimeters, while female Basset Hounds have a height that ranges between 11 and 14 inches or 28 and 36 centimeters.


Basset Hounds are usually very loyal, kind, sweet, and peaceful dogs. They are a good choice for a family pet, since they usually are well-behaved and good with children. Despite of this, when they first arrive to their new home, it might take some time for them to adapt and to be trained, since sometimes they tend to be stubborn.

Bassets love following scents and smells, and sometimes this can lead them into trouble. When Bassets find an interesting smell, they might follow it forgetting everything around them and without caring where they go, so it is important to keep an eye on them if they go to an open area. This breed is good for living in an apartment, but in this case, and as it happens with most other breeds, will need regular exercise. Information about Dogs Information about Dogs Information about Dogs


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