A tenacious and stubborn mix, the Basset Hound was bred for its ability to hunt small to medium sized game and this is still a primary characteristic of the breed. They are pack dogs by nature but will integrate with a family nicely. Requiring firm training and socialization, you will find that they will almost always follow their nose before following you.
A low-slung large breed, the Breed Standard states that they should be between 33-38cm in height and with a weight between 18-27kg.
Common ailments include Bloat, back and joint conditions. They are also prone to ear infections.
Special attention must be paid to their eyes and ears, keeping them clean and clear. They are also susceptible to Bloat and weight issues.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.