They are a very celebrated breed within the US, commonly used in tv and advertising. They also bring people together in grand events across the nation. Bassets excel in tracking events and given the right training they do well with agility and obedience.
The Basset Hound has a lot of endurance and will enjoy long walks and exploring new and exciting scents with you. Their ability to sense scents and smells is second only to the legendary Blood Hound. Bassets love to track so they tend to wander.
The Basset Hound is short in stature and has no place to be in a hurry. This dog breed is well known for being laid back. This breed is characterized by a large rounded skull, a broad muzzle, long low set ears, and heavy wrinkles along the face.
Origin of the Basset Hound
The Basset Hound was bred for hunting small game and its origins can be traced back to 1585 France. It was said to be brought to the Americas during the colonial times to assist with hunting for families.
Is a Basset Hound right for me?
If your breed of choice is the Basset Hound, you will have an affectionate and lovable canine companion.
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