Basset Hound

Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is an adorable and easygoing dog who gets along just about with everyone. This also includes children, other dogs, cats and pets. They are very loyal to their owners, and make wonderful companions. They have a gentle and friendly personality but they also have an independent nature with a stubborn streak.

  • Friendly and gets along with almost everyone
  • A laidback, mild-mannered and calm demeanor
  • Devoted to their families and a good companion

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How long do Basset Hounds live?

The Basset Hound lifespan ranges from 10 to 12 years.

Do Basset Hounds shed?

Basset Hounds are moderate-to-heavy shedders who shed year-round.

Are Basset Hounds hypoallergenic?

A Basset Hound sheds, so they don’t qualify as a hypoallergenic dog. Because of this, they aren’t the ideal dog for allergy sufferers.

How big do Basset Hounds get?

Basset Hounds differ within the heights of the genders. A male can grow as tall as 12 to 15 inches (at the shoulder), while a female can range anywhere from 11 to 14 inches (at the shoulders).

How much do Basset Hounds weigh?

Like height, a Basset Hound differs when it comes to weight between the genders. A male can weigh somewhere between 55 to 75 pounds, while a female can weigh anywhere from 44 to 64 pounds.

When do Basset Hounds stop growing?

Because they’re slow-maturing dogs, Basset Hounds don’t reach their full size until their second year of life.

Are Basset Hounds smart?

Yes, a Basset Hound is considered to be an intelligent dog, and it ranks #71 on the list of smartest dog breeds.

Do Basset Hounds bark a lot?

On average, Basset Hounds are known to bark excessively. In addition to barking, they also tend to howl and bay as a form of communication.

Are Basset Hounds good dogs?

Yes, the Basset Hound is considered to be a good dog because its happy and loving, and does well with children and other animals.

Are Basset Hounds good with cats?

Basset Hounds are friendly and non-intimidating dogs who get along great with cats.

Are Basset Hounds aggressive?

Typically speaking, the Basset Hound breed isn’t a group of aggressive dogs, but occasionally you’ll have a few who are.

Are Basset Hounds easy to train?

A Basset Hound can be difficult to train because of its stubborn streak, independent nature, along with having a one-track mind.

Are Basset Hounds hard to potty train?

Similar to regular training, Basset Hounds are hard to potty train because they’re easily distracted, along with being stubborn.

Are Basset Hounds good apartment dogs?

The Basset Hound dog breed can do okay in apartments particularly because they’re low-energy dogs.

Are Basset Hounds lazy?

A Basset Hound could be considered lazy, but it’s more so due to them having an easy-going demeanor with low energy.

Do Basset Hounds drool?

Yes, Basset Hounds drool excessively, and it’s because they possess large jowls.

Do Basset Hounds smell?

A Basset Hound has a lot of skin folds which captures drool and saliva in between, along with having dental issues, can all cause an odor.

Do Basset Hounds need a lot of exercise?

The Basset Hound breed has a tendency to gain weight, so it’s important that they have their daily dose of anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes of exercise.

Are Basset Hounds large breed dogs?

Basset Hounds falls under the medium-to-large size dogs.

Can a Basset Hound swim?

The Basset Hound breed knows how to swim, but because of their body shape and build, which includes their short legs and head size, these factors make it difficult for them to swim without issues.

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