Basset hound and basset hound pictures
A wonderfully adorable family pet, Bassett Hounds are hard to forget
because of personality as well as looks. Although they sport long,
floppy ears that nearly hit the ground, a long, short body with
wrinkly skin, especially on the legs, chest and face, and sagging
sad eyes that often make them look unhappy, the Basset Hound is
a very cheerful, lovable dog. The breed’s wobbling, swaying movements
actually add to their lovable qualities, as their short legs and
stout body makes it difficult for them to move about quickly. While
they only stand 13-15 inches off the ground, they normally average
45-60 pounds. With a long, rounded hound nose, they come with a
short coat that is a mixture of black, white, and brown, although
one color may dominate.
The Basset Hound is an excellent family dog, but they will need
obedience training from an early age, because they are often stubborn
and independent - but this is all part of their character and charm!
They also have a tendency to follow their nose, which makes them
ignore their owners. While grooming is minimal for the body of the
Basset, special attention while need to be paid to the long ears
to ensure they don’t become infected with cold weather and wind.
As well, the Basset is known for having a problem with obesity because
of their short stature. It is essential to control their diets.