Basset Hound dog breed

Basset Hound breed description

Basset Hound are used as service dogs in the police. The dog breed is used as bomb dogs or drug dogs in police. Basset Hound are a hunting breed. They are scent hounds that can be used for both tracking and hunting. often does an excellent job because of its particularly good sense of smell.

Basset Hounds sheds, and grooming should be included in the daily chores of this breed. Easy grooming of the coat is one of several advantages of this breed.

The basset hound dog should be a pleasure to to train with, but individual differences in the breed is expected. Although there are breeds that are characterized as even more energetic, this is still a breed that requires his daily walks. The dog breed demands some exercise, although there are other breeds that require more ventilation of their owners.

This dog breed is by nature rather good-natured with strangers, but large variations occur between dogs anyway. They are usually good-natured with other dogs. The dog breed is considered as one of the more kid-friendly dog breeds, but do not forget: Small children and dogs should never be left alone together! There is no such thing as a children-friendly dog, adult supervision is always recommended. As distant descendants of the wolf this breed still have some strong instincts. It has been argued that they drool a great deal, so avoid this breed if you think this may be a problem (a human problem that is, the dogs are fine!).

The basset hound can be a bit uncomfortable in warmer climates. The breed is not suited to extreme cold, but can still be kept in colder regions if they wear extra clothing on cold days. Like all dogs is also this very playful as a puppy but calms down often in adulthood. The basset hound are know for their wanderlust and should be kept in a leash. They do have issues when it comes to being home alone, so if you need to leave your dog behind this is not the breed for you. Whlie it is possible to keep these dogs in an apartment, it is not the ideal for this breed.

The dog's appearance: A basset hound is a medium-sized breed, short coat, with an average physique, very large hanging ears, short hanging tail, and overall a look that will get noticed everywhere.

Diseases and disorders: The health for basset hounds differs individually and also depends on the breeder. Health problems are comprised of Ear infections, eyelid problems, bloat, spinal disc problems, hypothyroidism, glaucoma, otherwise common disorders and other health problems in dogs.

Even more about the dog: The basset hound originates from France. Life expectancy will vary, but anything from 10 to 12 years is what you would expect. Litter varies from 6 to 15 puppies. The dog breed is very popular and easy to find in classified ads and even in animal shops. Basset Hounds were initially bred for the royalty, and trailer of deer and rabbits, and to hunt game.

Basset Hound classification: American Kennel Club places the dog breed in the group «hounds». United Kennel Club files the dog breed in the category «scenthound». Basset Hound has been catalogued with Fédération Cynologique Internationale and their list of dog breeds as #163 in section «Scenthounds» (6.1) in the group «scenthounds and related breeds» (registered 1989-04-27). Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «hounds».

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