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Basset Hound
Basset Hound
Basset Hound
Basset Hound
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Desription .........  The Basset Hound – the most popular breed of bassets – was bred in France. His usual prey are hares, which he chases with an enviable persistence, clumsily moving his short legs. He can turn to a run, but usually keeps a distance from the prey.

Despite a moderate height of 15 inches, the Basset Hound can weight up to 70 pounds, so he can be considered quite a big dog. For an owner who is not strongly built it may be impossible to lift this dog.

The Basset Hound has a perfect appetite, which can lead to a considerable gain in weight, if one does not give the dog enough exercise. Like all broad-chested dogs, the Basset Hound has a deep low voice. Those who encounter Basset Hounds for the first time are quite often surprised by the discrepancy between his voice and friendly temper. The Basset Hound has a lot of skin folds, especially on the back of the neck; one might think that the excess skin was meant for a bigger dog. The most remarkable feature of the Basset Hound may be his incredibly long ears, which are so long that he can step on them when walking. This frequently leads to ear injuries. In addition, the weight of the dog can prevent air circulation in the ear canal. Drooping eyelids can also cause problems.

When walking, the Basset Hound turns his forelegs inside out, which may also cause certain problems. His short, smooth coat is easy to keep clean and healthy, although he likes to get covered in something very smelly, for example in the cattle yard.

The Basset Hound is a perfect dog for those who need a family member with a very pleasing personality.

:  Relatively easy
:  Moderate, but obligatory
:  Has a perfect appetite
:  Friendly, but noisy

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  User Reviews:
By: direk On: 2/20/2009 12:46:34 AM Rated Rating 5
My hunting buddy : Last summer, my friends and I went hunting, we brought along Raffy, my basset hound. We were so impressed with how he would easily follow our targets and definitely, we had so much catch. For hunters like me, I think this dog is a perfect companion, they will never let you down, you will never go home empty handed.
That was the first time we went hunting with a basset, had we known this breed is an efficient companion, we would have brought him in our past adventures.
Aside from a really great hunting skill, its hanging skin structure on the face is an attractive sight. Sometimes I figure him as myself when I am lonely. He seem to be sympathizing with me during moments of loneliness. Because it is medium built, the basset hound is convenient to drive around with. He sits perfectly at the passenger's seat beside me and I have always someone to talk to when I am driving especially when I go on long drives.

By: madison On: 2/17/2012 7:11:35 PM Rated Rating 5
LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : OMG!!!!!! I'm in LOVE with basset hounds. I have 2 cute basset hounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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