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Basset Hound

Size: Medium

Weight: 40 - 60 lbs.

Height: 14"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Prone to illness and require more veterinary care than most dogs. Patellar luxation; elbow dysplasia; ectropion/entropion; glaucoma; otitis externa; cervical vertebral instability; epilepsy; bleeding disorders; lymphoma

Origin: France

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting, Show Dog

Exercise Needs

The Basset Hound requires moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

The Basset Hound needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing. Must check ears regularly.


Basset Hounds are a friendly and easy-going breed.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children, these dogs are happiest when with their families.


A descendant of French scenthounds, this breed dates back to the 16th century when it was used as a pack hound to hunt small game.

Dog Food for Your Basset Hound

Puppy Select Formula Dog Food

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Bag of Adult Select Formula

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior select formula food for older dogs

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.