PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

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Basset Hound

With his short legs, long ears and soulful eyes, the Basset Hound is easily recognised. This good-natured and affectionate breed gets along well with children and other dogs. The Basset Hound is an exceptional scenthound used to hunt rabbits, birds, fox, and deer. This breed easily puts on weight, so owners should avoid overfeeding and be sure their Basset receives regular exercise.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The Basset Hound may have developed from genetic dwarf dogs from litters of French hunting hounds. In French, the word “bas” means “low.”
Also Known As
Hush Puppy
Basset Hound
  • Size Medium
  • Height Up to 38 centimetres
  • Weight 20 to 30 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Low
  • Colour Tricolor (black, white and tan), red and white, lemon and white
  • Activities Field Trials, Conformation, Hunting, Tracking, Obedience, Rally
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both