About the Basset Hound

Basset Hounds are calm dogs that display special affection to those close to them and never express aggression. They have a reputation for being stubborn, but their mischievous character has won them admirers across the world.

Basset Hounds are the heaviest and the most powerful of the scenthound category, classified as a large dog despite their short stature.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

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United Kingdom
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FCI Group 6, AKC Hound Group
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Large
Avg life expectancy
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Even-tempered / Sociable / Loving

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  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Enjoys training
  • Garden not essential