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Everything you need to know about Basset Hounds
The Basset Hounds head is large. The skin is loose-fitted and falls in folds on the head. The velvety ears are very long. The sad brown eyes should show prominent haw. The expression should be kindly without any harshness. His chest is very deep and extends in the front of the forelegs. The paws are big and the hindquarters are round. The dog's movement should be deliberate, but not clumsy. The coat is short, hard and shiny.
The Basset Hound is sweet, gentle, devoted, peaceful and naturally well-behaved. They fit into family life well. Their temperament should always be friendly with never an indication of sharpness or viciousness. They are mild but not timid; very affectionate with its master and friendly with children. It is incapable of biting, but it may be a bit stubborn. They like to do tricks for food. Housebreaking is difficult, but they do well with gentle patient training and positive reinforcement. With proper training, they are obedient, but when they pick up an interesting smell, it's sometimes hard to get their attention.
The Males should weigh between 50-65 pounds. Females should be around 45-60 pounds.
You have to be careful not to overfeed Basset Hounds. Because it will put extra weight on his long back and short legs. They are prone to bloat. Try to feed them 2 small meals a day instead of one big meal. Try to get a ramp for them for the couch or bed because their long backs could give them back problems later in life.
You have to be careful when outside to always have them on a leash. They tend to follow their nose and will not keep track of where they are going. They get easily lost because of this. They are inactive, but can be active for hours at a time.
They can live to be about 10 - 12 years old. They are constantly shedding so it is a good idea to keep them groomed as it will help with the shedding.
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