Basset Hound

basset hound

basset hound

Strong, sturdy Basset Hound was developed in France which also explains the origin of the name: in French, “bas” means “low” which describes this short, low-to-the-ground dog perfectly. Basset Hounds are the only living descendents of our earliest scenthounds, and as a smooth, short-coated dog, the Basset Hound has a long, heavy body with wrinkly-cute, short stout legs. Compared to other breeds, the Basset Hound has a much heavier bone that is in total proportion to its physical size. Coat of a Basset Hound is short, heavy, and smooth, with low grooming requirements. A brushing once or twice a week removes any dead dander hair, while keeping the skin circulated. The companionable Basset makes a loyal, gentle and devoted family pet. While he may appear to be a slow-mover at first glance, the Basset Hound is surprisingly athletic and can cover great distances in a short time