• Basset Hound

    Perhaps one of the most recognizable breeds, the Basset Hound has a signature large, domed head, big paws, long droopy ears, and sad eyes that are covered with a wrinkled brow.

  • Group: Hound
    Lifespan: 10–13 yr
    Height: 11–15 in
    Weight: 49–77 lb

  • Care

    Though the Basset Hound does have a short coat, the breed actually sheds frequently. So, regular grooming is important. Using a shedding tool at least once a week should help keep stray hairs at bay. It’s also wise to clean a Basset’s ears weekly and ensure that their ears dry out fully. Likewise, check their eyes often, since their droopy nature makes it easy for debris to collect. All dogs require regular dental care, including at-home teeth brushing and professional dental cleanings, and the Basset Hound is no exception. Maintaining good dental hygiene is important for their overall long-term health.

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    Though the Basset Hound does have a short coat, the breed actually sheds frequently. So, regular grooming is important. Using a shedding tool at least once a week should help keep stray hairs at bay.

  • Disorders

    Platelet dysfunction (thrombocytopathia, Basset hound thrombopathia)seborrhea
    Cervical vertebral instability ( Wobbler syndrome) Elbow dysplasia - O C D of the elbow, Follicular dysplasias, Glaucoma, Intervertebral disk disease, Panosteitis, Patellar luxation, Severe combined immunodeficiency ( S C I D) Third eyelid (nictitating membrane) abnormalities - "cherry eye"

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.