The Basset hound is a short yet heavy member of the hound group. that is adored by most dog lovers. This dog originated in France as a hunting dog with his ideal prey being a hare. Basset Hounds aren't known for their speed as they were bred for their ever-lasting stamina. Basset Hounds also have a supreme sense of smell that is second only to the Bloodhound. Basset Hounds have exaggerated facial features that create many health problems for them throughout their life. Their droopy eyes are prone to ectropion and their long flappy ears can gain excessive weight resulting in chronic ear infections. Basset Hounds are an ideal family dog with unique personalities.
Male Height: 13-15 inches
Female Height: 13 inches
Male Weight: Around 50 pounds
Female Weight: Around 43 pounds
Grooming: Below Average
Exercise: Moderate but necessary
Feeding: Above Average but needs to be monitored
Temperament: Easygoing and Gentle
Price for a Puppy: $700-$2000
Lifespan: 10-12 years
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