A Basset Hound standing
A Basset Hound standing
 
 
A young Basset Hound
A young Basset Hound
 
 
A young Basset Hound<br>with an adult basset hound
A young Basset Hound
with an adult basset hound
 
 
A happy Basset Hound
A happy Basset Hound
 
 
A male (left) and female Basset Hound
A male (left) and female Basset Hound
 
 
The sad eyes of a Basset Hound
The sad eyes of a Basset Hound
 
 
Basset Hounds are very gentle with children
Basset Hounds are very gentle with children
 
Basset Hound
Topic(s):   Dogs (Tame)
Quick Facts
Type of Animal mammal
Country of Origin France
Dog Breed Group hound
Size medium
Height (Average) male: 12 to 15 inches     
 female: 11 to 14 inches
Weight (Average) male: 50 to 65 pounds      
female: 45 to 60 pounds
Male male
Female female
Baby pup, puppy, whelp
Group litter (puppies); pack or kennel (adults)
Litter Size (Average) 6 to 8 puppies
Life Span (Average) 12 to 13 years
Type of Coat short fur
Color(s) black and tan, brown, gray, red, tricolor, white
Shedding Level moderate shedding
Grooming Needs needs daily brushing
Energy Level low energy inside the house
Barking Level howls and barks
Good with Children very good with children
Good with Other Dogs likes other dogs
Intelligence very intelligent, likes to learn new tasks
Skills very good at hunting
Training hard to train
Heat Tolerance good tolerance for heat
Cold Tolerance good tolerance for cold
Endangered no

Fun Facts about the Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is a gentle and devoted dog. It is friendly with children.

It has a good sense of smell. It likes to hunt small animals like rabbits.

The Basset Hound likes to run and play outside. It will play outside for hours.

In the house it is quiet. It likes to be around family.

It is a good worker. It likes to work or do tricks for a treat.

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Resource information

American Kennel Club. (n.d.). Basset Hound Dog Breed Information. Retrieved from http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/basset-hound/

Basset Hound - Information, Characteristics, Facts, Names. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.dogbreedslist.info/all-dog-breeds/Basset-Hound.html

Basset Hound Dog Breed Information and Pictures. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/bassethound.htm

Basset Hound Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts - Dogtime. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/basset-hound

Basset hound Dog Breed | Information on Basset Hounds. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.petwave.com/Dogs/Breeds/Basset-Hound.aspx

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