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Basset Hound

These tenacious scenthounds display great endurance on the hunt.

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

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 6, AKC Hound Group
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Even-tempered / Sociable / Loving

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Enjoys training
  • Garden not essential

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