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Basset Hound Info

Basset Hound Breed Information

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Lifespan: 8-12 years Height: 11-15" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 8-10 pups
Group: Hound Weight: 45-65 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Basset Hound is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 45 lbs that can reach 65 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, ANKC. Some critical information for potential owners. The Basset Hound breed has a typical lifespan of 8 to 12 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Basset Hound should know that the average litter size is between 8 to 10 puppies.

Basset Hound Breed Characteristics

Group Hound Drooler yes
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin France Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs none
Intelligent no Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks average Dangerous no

Basset Hound Temperament

good natured dog breed who gets along well with other pets and children, not as easy to train as other breeds

Health Problems

ear and skin infections and obesity, which can cause spine and leg problems

Basset Hound Coat

Basset Hound Dog Colors

black, tan and white or these in combination

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