Get to know the Basset Hound
All you need to know about the breed
Affectionate, loyal and very much at ease with themselves, the Basset Hound is top dog when it comes to their docile nature. Their long stocky bodies and short legs make the breed a big dog in a little dog’s body and those extra long, velvety ears are equally entrancing.
The Basset Hound also possesses stunning markings distinguished by a mix of rich black, brown and white dappled with flecks of tan. Their handsome coat and low-key nature has made them incredibly suitable for showing. The breed is a staple on the dog show circuit, their charming physical and temperamental attributes often garnering them a top spot on the podium.
With a slight stubborn streak, Basset Hounds will benefit from being taught early on when it comes to your expectations. Where it helps: Out on the trail, as the dog is part of the Hound Group and exhibits a determined pace and loud bark when taking on its bred-for role.
The Basset Hound's nose is its most incredible feature: It ranks just behind the Bloodhound in accuracy. Beware the Basset Hound at mealtime though, if you don't want your dinner to go missing!
This breed is ridiculously loyal. However, training will take effort. That’s where treats, starting in puppyhood, come into play. Seemingly aloof, the Basset Hound will obey if you are persistent.
Two facts about Basset Hounds
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Basset Hound