Basset Hound dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: France
- Group: Hound
- Weight: 20 - 30 kg
- Height: 28 - 38cm
- Colors: brown, black and white
- Training: not easy, is independent
- Grooming: soft short coat
- Health: predisposed to ear problems
- Litter size: 5 - 10 puppies
- Lifespan: 9 - 15 years
- Other names: Basset, Hush Puppy, dog Basset Hound
Descended from a race of their ancient ancestor is Greyhound St Hubert in France, hunting dog trained to sniff out the hunted, not to kill. Monks of the Monastery of St. Hubert in France Medieval they wanted a dog with short legs, able to sniff out hunting in the dense forests, hunting is one of the concerns particularly popular at the time.
It was raised mainly by the nobility for hunting in packs, but has gained popularity among the masses and after the French Revolution. They were originally used for hunting rabbits.
Basset hound dogs are first mentioned in 1585 in an illustrated text about vanatoare.Mai later became known more as pets.
Currently, Basset cops are represented by five races:
- - Basset Hound
- - Basset Artesien Normand
- - Basset Bleu de Gascogne
- - Basset Fauve de Bretagne
- - Basset Griffon Vendéen, which is subdivided into small and large
This last race - a Basset with coarse hair, very cute -on which I met in our country, won in recent years, public sympathy, many copies of the group being preferred to place sixth at various anvergura.Din international competitions Unfortunately, for now, in Romania there is a national breed club Basset Hound.
Food Basset Hound
Basset Hound breed is one of the very few breeds that have a tendency to eat very much, risking that their little stomach to twist and swell, in which case it is needed emergency surgery.
It is therefore recommended to be given 2-3 smaller meals a day instead of a big one.
Fresh water must be at discretion.
Description Basset Hound
Basset hound breed dogs are known for their appearance permanently sad face wrinkles formed due to excess skin, many consider this feature as part of the charm of the breed. It is a medium sized dog, short legs, strong bones and hard toward his waist, a long body, broad, deep chest, neck thick and strong.
It has a large head, skull round, flat temples, long snout with a large nose and black. The eyes are medium sized, slightly sunken in their sockets, dark, with lower eyelid hanging and looking sad. The ears are large, long, falling in folds free and bent inward.
The tail is long, thick at the base and sharp at the tip, bent slightly at the top, more worn high. The coat has a thick hair, smooth, short and soft. Bloodhounds can have any specific color but is frequently encountered combination of brown, black and white.
Behavior Basset Hound
Basset hound breed dogs have a way of being sweet and gentle that captures everyone, are staornici and behaved, does not bark excessively, causes no damage in the home. Loves to be in front of the bars owner who show great loyalty and affection. They tend to be stubborn, so it is important to be taught Chicken respond to commands.
Are known to be among the friendliest dogs are not reserved with strangers, quickly connects friends. If you have small children and other pets breed basset hound puppies are the perfect choice. Attaches very strong master and hate to be left alone, so if the dog breed basset hound will be left daily long time in the absence of ideal family is like another pet to keep them ugly.
Puppies basset hound loves to interact with people and spend as much time in their company. Although I love food and are less energetic compared to other breeds, dogs Basset Hound will gladly perform regular exercise if the owner takes care of this issue closely. Most puppies of this breed loves activities that require them their endurance and physical labor like long walks on rough roads.
She loves to participate in games that they require very fine smell and sharp hearing. Like other breeds greyhounds, basset hound dogs can be difficult to train because native stubbornness, many will execute the command if they were given a food reward, but will forget what they were trained to execute when the food is lacking.
Puppies basset hound breed possesses remarkable speed of reaction and are ingenious when it comes to steal food. They bark when they want something or when they want to suggest that they think something is wrong.
Training Basset Hound
Basset hound dogs were quite independent, so dogs do not respond to your command. A consistent approach with much patience can work wonders, though.
Never bring to exhaustion by a Basset Hound young too long rides. Young dogs need all the energy in order to develop a strong body.
Characteristics Basset Hound
Adapt to apartment life, but daily walks are mandatory. It is an active dog and whether it would be after him, as the rest of the dogs would prefer court.
Because large package of muscle and skin slim prefer warmer climates.
The average female gives birth chicken 5-10.
Health Basset Hound
Due to the long ears are prone to ear problems, avoid their ears crawl through dust or food for not reaching ear infections. Rarely may glaucoma, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation.
Ear rigorous hygiene should become a routine. Basset Hound dog's weight should be monitored because excess weight and skeletal muscle accentuate any problem.
Life expectancy is 9 to 15 years.