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Basset Hound

Basset Hound

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.
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