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Basset Hound

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Willful
  • Overview

  • The Basset Hound is easily one of the most recognizable and unique of all hounds. Its magnificent head adorned with long, silky ears and doleful eyes provide the iconic pooch with arguably the most amusing expressions of any breed.

    To Basset Hound owners, there is no more beautiful and loyal hound around. Bred to scent track game, the Basset hound is a short-legged scent hound with a sense of smell second only to the Bloodhound.

    As a hound and pack dog, Bassets enjoy the company of others, including strangers, children, dogs and even cats. The Basset Hound’s good-natured temperament and pleading gaze provide it with an almost comical appearance and accentuates its often hilarious personality.

    Bassets are known for being slow and lazy, but these hunting dogs love to walk outside and spend time with their families. Beneath that sleepy expression, Basset Hounds are highly intelligent, independent thinkers who quickly learn how to use those doleful puppy eyes to cajole their owners into letting them do whatever they wish.

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Keri B.


Basset Hound

Pretty happy with her!

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