Basset Hound

General Characteristics:

The basset hound is a charming, friendly, and easygoing dog. They tend to be good with other dogs and other pets in general. Due to their stubborn nature, although they are smart dogs, they are not easy to train. Originally being hunting dogs, the hunting urge in Basset Hounds is still quite strong, and if not safely confined they will go off hunting on their own. The loose lips lead to drooling and require cleanups. Grooming is quick and easy and involves just a swipe with a brush once or twice a week.  

Avg. Weight Male:
18 - 30 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
18 - 30 kg
Average Lifespan:
10 - 12 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Seborrhea Joint Problems Luxating Patella Bloat Ear Infection Obesity

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