The Basset Hound is a scent hound that originated in Great Britain. They use their highly-accurate scent tracking ability to hunt small animals.
Appearance & Grooming
The Basset Hound is a medium-sized dog with a long waist and short legs. The breed typically has a short, smooth, dense coat in tan, brown, red, white, black, lemon, and mahogany. The Basset-Hound sheds moderately and requires brushing three times per week.
Behavior & Disposition
The Basset Hound is affectionate, devoted, friendly, and stubborn. They tend to play well with children, puppies, and other dogs.
The Basset Hound has a low activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Basset-Hound should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks.
The Basset Hound is an independent dog. Training during puppyhood is recommended, and extra patience may be required.