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Basset Hound



basset hound

Weight: 50-65 pounds
Height: 12-15 inches
Coat: Short and shiny and sheds a lot
Color: Various hound colors
Lifespan: 10-12 years

History
The Bassett hound was developed to be more of a companion dog than a hunter dog. This breed was first recognized in 1911. This dog achieved popularity mostly in France in the 1800's and also in England at around the early 1900's. The American kennel club first recognized to Bassett hound as a breed in 1885.

Temperament
This breed is a very friendly breed and great around children. Like beagles this breed can be hard to train as their attention span is very short.

Appearance
These are very short dogs with extremely long years, short legs, long bodies, and dew laps. Originally bred to be a hunting dog, now this dog is more suited to be a companion dog.

Diseases
A relatively healthy breed there are some diseases that occur at a slightly higher prevalence than other breeds. Osteochondral dysplasia or dwarfism, back problems, ear infections, and arthritis are diseases that can be seen in this breed.




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