The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family. The Basset is a scent hound that was originally bred for the purpose of hunting hare. Their sense of smell and ability to ground-scent is second only to that of the Bloodhound.
Life span: 10 – 12 years
Temperament: Sweet-Tempered, Tenacious, Friendly, Affectionate, Devoted, Gentle
Weight: Female: 20–27 kg, Male: 23–29 kg
Height: Female: 28–36 cm, Male: 30–38 cm
Colours: Black & Brown, Blue Belton, White & Chocolate
Health concerns: Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD), gastric torsion, elbow dysplasia, thrombopathy, entropion, otitis externa, ectropion, glaucoma, von Willebrand’s Disease (vWD), and canine hip dysplasia (CHD).
Did you know: They’re the second-best sniffers in the canine kingdom.