Basset Hound
Famous Basset Hound's include "Flash" from
the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard
Appearance

The Basset Hound is a large dog on short legs.  They usually weigh
between 50-70lbs. They have smooth, short-haired coats. Although
any hound color is considered acceptable, they are generally
tricolor, lemon and white, or red and white. They have long, low-set
ears and powerful necks. The tail should also be tipped in white.
This is so they are easily seen when hunting/tracking through large
brush or weeds. The breed is also known for its hanging skin
structure, which causes the face to have a permanently sad look.

Temperament

The Basset Hound is a very calm and companionable breed. They
are an especially loyal breed known for their pleasant disposition
and emotional sensitivity. Around strangers, Bassets are friendly
and welcome the opportunity to make new friends. For this reason
they are an excellent pet for families with children and other pets.  
Training and housebreaking are not impossible and can be
accomplished with consistency and patience on the part of the
owner.

History

Basset Hounds appears to have origins that date back to the
sixteenth century when French stag hounds were breed to short
legged hounds. The French word "basset" means "low set". The
Basset Hound can be traced to crossing of the Basset d'Artois and
the Basset Normand. I It is commonly believed that Marquis de
Lafayette brought Basset Hounds to the United States as a gift to
George Washington.
13-15 inches
Medium
Medium
8-12 Years
Hard, smooth, short and dense
Low
france
Black, red, tan with white
Medium
Independent,sociable and gentle
45-65 pounds
Medium low
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