The Basset Hound

A FANTASTIC COMPANION PERFECT FOR ALL THE FAMILY

BASSET HOUNDS are very well suited to a family environment.
BASSET HOUNDS were originally hunting dogs and are very athletic.
They are robust, strong and active with great stamina, able to adapt to any situation or weather conditions.

BASSET HOUNDS must be well balanced and tenacious with a pack instinct and a deep melodious voice.

Placid, never aggressive or timid, the BASSET HOUND is an affectionate, very sociable dog, even with people outside of the family or with other animals.

The BASSET HOUND’s origins as a hunting dog mean that it has retained an incomparable sense of smell.

BREED PROFILE

COUNTRY OF ORIGINGreat Britain
FCI CLASSIFICATIONGroup 6 Section 1.3
BEHAVIOUR AND TEMPERAMENTPlacid, never aggressive, affectionate
PERSONALITYNatural aptitude for work, intelligent
BEHAVIOURWith family and children *****
TRAININGTalented in a pack, needs education
SOCIABILITYPlacid, very friendly
NOISEBarks very infrequently
SIZE/WEIGHTHEIGHT AT THE WITHERS: 33 to 38 cm
WEIGHT: MALE 25 TO 30 KG
GROOMING AND MAINTENANCERegular, monitor ears and eyes
HAIRShort, smooth and close without being too fine
COATGenerally tri-colour or bi-colour
EXERCISENeeds space
LIFESPANMedium (10 to 12 years)

Download the Basset Hound standards sheet.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BASSET HOUND

A fantastic companion and working dog that fulfils its role with resilience and pleasure.
The BASSET HOUND has an incomparable sense of smell and loves company.

PERSONALITY, SKILLS AND EDUCATION

Originally from Great Britain, the BASSET HOUND is tenacious, hunts by scent, possesses a pack instinct, and is not afraid of brambles. It is very resilient and never aggressive, and its strong, stubborn personality is legendary. It is talented in a pack at following the scent of small and medium game.

It makes a sought-after family friend. It requires a firm education.

It needs lots of space and lots of exercise: BASSET HOUNDS are athletic.