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St. Hubert hounds are the ancestor of Bassets, which basically makes Bassets its smaller version. As scent hounds, Bassets were used for hunting rabbits and other small animals. Its short legs make slow-walking hunters can follow them.

Bassets are known for their droopy skin and floor dragging ears. These are the source of their skill, charm, and grooming needs. For instance, their wrinkled skin captures the scent of their target. However, their loose skin creates folds and inables them to fully close their mouth causing them to drool.

People are fond of them not because of their tracking ability but due to their comical appearance. They are perfect for families with a cozy, lowkey, and not-so-active lifestyle.

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BASSET HOUND

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Dog Breed Group

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Hound Dogs

Height

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Up to 14 inches

Weight

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23 - 30 kg

Life Span

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10 - 12 years

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PHYSICAL NEEDS

Energy Level

Energy filled dogs need mental and physical stimulation. They are at their happiest when activities are action packed. They are the best buddies to bring with you when running, hiking, and other kinds of adventures.

Potential for Playfulness

From simple catch, sit and stay training, to more advanced lessons for tricks and agility, these dogs are up for the challenge. They are always looking forward to having playmates and playdates.

Exercise Needs

Pumped up dogs who are very agile,active and prefer outdoors. They are historically bred to hunt, work or sport. Though all dogs need exercise, they require regular exercise not just to keep them in shape and healthy.

Intensity

Forceful dogs are virougus; they may strain themselves wearing the leash, break obstacle courses and devour their food. If not properly trained, they are not advised around kids and the elderly without supervision.

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RECOMMENDED VARIANTS

​Promotes better digestion with Optimum energy and nourishment for adult dogs. Specifically formulated for dogs' satiety, NUTRI CHUNKS Optimum Adult comes in Lamb and Beef + Chicken Liver!

For puppies try NUTRI CHUNKS Hi-Protein that contains 27% of high quality protein to support your puppies’ growth and development. With milky aroma for improved palatability, suitable for all breeds of puppies weaning to 12 months.

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USUAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

Please take note of the following health diseases Basset Hound usually encounter.

 

  • Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV)

  • Von Willebrand's Disease

  • Panosteitis

  • Glaucoma

  • Allergies

  • Patellar Luxation

  • Thrombopathia

  • Eyelid and Eyelash Problems

  • Interverbral Disc Disease

  • Ear Infections

  • Obesity

  • Hip Dysplasia

  • Cherry Eye

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GROOMING YOUR BASSET HOUND

Basset hounds have short and silky hair. Expect minimal shedding, although commit to at least once a week brushing to remove dead hairs and stimulate hair growth. Occasionally give them a bath. Their long and dragging ears that are susceptible to ear infections. Regularly inspect and clean every corner and fold of their loose skin as these are very good breeding grounds for fungi, lice, and ticks.

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FEATURED

BASSET HOUND

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