The Basset Hounds calm personality, deep eyes, and long ears make these dogs look all too cute.
Basset Hounds thrive on moderate exercise and a proper diet. Therefore, it's important to have a good exercise routine.
Don't give in to their easy-going charm
Keep your Basset Hound active while ignoring all their reluctance and protests.
Lack of exercise can lead to weight gain leading to significantly serious health troubles.
The short legs, long ears, and droopy eyes are some of the most prominent characteristics of the Basset Hounds.
The breed is also known for its hunting instincts, and the breed was initially developed for assisting in hare and rabbit hunting expeditions.
Whether they are chasing prey or playing with their humans, you will always find a Basset Hound happy.
The presence of the Basset Hounds can be traced back to ancient times. Pieces of evidence and engravings have shown the existence of short-legged hounds in Egypt.
Basset Hounds were first developed by official documents in France, a country known for the variations of hounds. The Basset Hound is a descendant of the St. Hubert’s bloodhound dog breed.
Experts consider that the Basset Hounds were developed through mutation of the St. Hubert’s strain of bloodhounds.
The mutation helped to develop short-legged dwarfed hounds. These hounds were, most probably, kept as an object of curiosity, followed by attachment.
However, the owners later discovered the exceptional tracking abilities of these hounds, then after the Basset Hounds were bred on purpose with short legs.
The tiny legs reduced the speed of the hound significantly, which in turn helped those hunters who were searching for small games on foot.
The term Basset in French means low. It signifies a hound with a short height.
There's more to learn about this amazing dog breed. A detailed history timeline on the Basset Hound dog breed can be found over at the Dog Friendly Scene