The Basset Hound is known for its long ears, droopy eyes, short legs and friendly disposition. The "Hush Puppy" trademark makes this breed iconic. They truly melt your heart with their sad solemn expression. Their loyal devoted demeanor makes this breed a family favorite. The character is written all over them! Originally from France, the Basset was bred for the hunt. They are the top in tracking due to their low to the ground nose and long ears which aids in picking up the scent. The word Basset is derived from "bas", meaning low. Even though they were bred for their hunting instincts, they are equally at home as a beloved companion. Not a frisky, hyper breed, but a calm sometimes lazy couch potato who just wants to please!
Height: 12-15 inches at the shoulder.
Weight: 65-85 lbs. Euros weigh more!
Colors: Generally black, brown, white and tan, red and white, mahogany and lemon.
Coat: Hard, smooth, short, and dense. Our dogs have an unusual silky soft coat.
Temperament: Independent, good-natured, sociable, and gentle.
Children: Yes, delightful pet for children.
Special Skills: Hound and family pet, can be used to hunt rabbits, great trackers.
Watch Dog: Highly suspicious of strangers, but they will want to lick them and will not bite.
Guard Dog: Low, tends to be very friendly.
Activity: Indoors-low, outdoors-medium.
Living Environment: Will do well in house or apartment as they are very sedentary indoors; however, they enjoy outdoor activities.
If you are purchasing a puppy from us, you must educate yourself before your puppy arrives. We will provide educational materials; however, to understand how to be a successful puppy owner and eliminate potential problems from happening, visit the link below for free downloads on how to prepare, raise, and train your pup!
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