The breed originated in France in the 1500’s. for hunting and tracking, so naturally, they hang close to the ground to sniff out their prey! Almost all are reliably good-natured, sociable, and peaceful with everyone – strangers, children, and other pets, tooT.he Basset Hound has short legs and a long, heavy body. Bassets are pack dogs and will be unhappy if left alone, so they would do well with the company of another dog in the household.
Common Health Conditions
- Obesity is a common problem in Basset Hounds which can lead to back problems and various other health issues.
- Because of deformed build, long ears with narrow ear canals, and loose folds of skin, Basset Hounds suffer from ear and skin issues.
- IVDD (slipped disc) is one of the most frequent diseases found in the Basset Hound, a well as similarly shaped breeds like the Dachshund, Welsh Corgi, and French Bulldogs.