Basset Hound Height: 13 - 15 inches
Basset Hound Weight: 40 - 60 lbs.
Basset Hound Colors: Generally black, white and tan, occasionally lemon.
Country of Origin: England.
Coat: The Basset Hound's hair is short, dense, and smooth.
Character: The Basset Hound is independent but sociable, calm, patient and playful.
Temperament: Basset Hounds are excellent playmates for children and get along fine with dogs and other animals. Basset Hounds do not like to be left alone.
Care: Apart from removing dead hairs when shedding, the Basset Hound's great big ears must be kept clean.
Training: Basset Hounds must be trained with consistency and patience.
Activity: Basset Hounds do not require much exercise. Three short walks a day should be enough to keep Basset Hounds content, as long as they can also play in the yard.
Basset Hound Description: Famous as the "Hush Puppy" dog and Maytag dog, Basset Hounds have the head of a bloodhound and a long, close to the ground body, similar to that of a Dachshund. The Basset Hound's short-legs and heavy bones set them apart from other breeds. The Basset Hound's movement is humorous looking and slow, but not clumsy. Though at times they can be stubborn, Basset Hounds are generally mild in manner. Basset Hounds have a deep, sonorous bark. A lovely and amusing household pet for people with a good sense of humor, Basset Hounds are essentially hunting dogs with strong natural instincts and will power. Basset Hounds are wonderful family companions as they are absolutely obedient and devoted to their masters.