"I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world." - Samuel Johnson
Frankreich, 17. Jahrhundert
The Basset Hound is a short-legged dog, heavier in bone, size considered, than any other breed of dog. Its movement is humorous looking and slow, but not clumsy. The Basset Hound is essentially a hunting dog with strong natural instincts and will power. It makes a good family companion.
The Basset Hound is a lovely and amusing household pet, it'ss loyal and obedient to its owner. In temperament it is mild, never sharp or timid. It's a good-natured dog breed; it gets along well with other pets and children. It is capable of great endurance in the field and is extreme in its devotion.
Black, white and tan, but could be lemon colored. Any recognized hound color is acceptable.
Basset Hound has short, hard and shiny coat. The coat is hard, smooth with sufficient density to be of use in all weather. It requires minimal brushing. The skin is loose and elastic.
The Basset Hound is susceptible to ear and skin infections and obesity. Do not overfeed these dogs because extra weight places too great a load on the legs and spine. As it is prone to bloat, it is wise to feed the dog two or three small meals a day instead of one big large meal. The dog should be kept observed for several hours after eating a large meal. To minimize the risk of your Basset Hound developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Basset Hound puppy from a reputable breeder.