Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is very gentle, sweet, and loving, but has a tendency to be stubborn.
Basset Hound

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed


14 Inches


40-60 Lbs.


10-12 Years

Basset Hound Information

The Basset Hound is very gentle, sweet, and loving. The Basset Hound has the tendency to be stubborn, but never timid. Should never display signs of aggression, as this is a naturally fun loving and gentle dog.

Affectionate, lazy, devoted, quiet, and peaceful, the Basset Hound does exceptionally well with a family. This breed loves children, and generally does well with other animals.

Basset Hound Exercise

Despite their short legs, Basset Hounds are hunting dogs and still require 30 minutes to one hour of exercise daily.

A fenced yard to explore is best for this breed.

Basset Hound Training

Basset Hounds are stubborn dogs and require firm, patient training.

Basset Hound Health

Due to their large ears, infections are common in the Basset Hound. Ears must be cleaned regularly.

Basset Hounds are prone to eye issues from dirt collecting under their droopy eyes and yeast infections in the folds of their mouth caused by drooling.

Basset Hound Grooming

The coat of the Basset Hound should always be short, never long.

Combing and brushing with a firm bristle brush should keep shedding to a minimum as this breed sheds constantly.

Toenails should be trimmed regularly as this breed is lazy which can neglect the nails. Consistency works best with this short and stubborn breed.

Breed Identification


Any Recognized Hound Color



Breed Care


Once a week


Up to 1 hour per day


IVDD, Panosteitis Entropion, Bloat

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