Weight: 40 - 60 lbs.
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
Also Known As: No Nicknames.
Category: Companion Dog, Hunting, Show Dog
The Basset Hound requires moderate exercise.
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.