Breed Review: Basset Hound (16 Pics)

#4 About 20 years after the official announcement, the Basset Hounds had their own club, and in 1887 they finally separated from the other types of Basset hounds, having passed the standardization procedure.

At the end of the 19th century, the breed was already well known in America, while in Russian nurseries, these sad short paws appeared only at the end of the 70s of the 20th century.

#5 The basset hound stretched out on the rug gives the impression of a clumsy woolen caterpillar, in which it is difficult to suspect a hunter.

Nevertheless, the dog is perfectly adapted to chasing prey in rough terrain: the short legs of the Basset hounds easily overcome the "traps" of uneven terrain, which is beyond the power of other varieties of hounds.

#6 The mournful expression of the muzzle, characteristic of the representatives of this breed, is their exclusive exterior highlight.

The Basset Hound can be peaceful, enthusiastic, angry, but all these mood swings will be accompanied by a single sad moment.

It is impossible to ignore the long, hanging almost to the ground ears of the breed, reminiscent of drooping wings. In a basset that has gained sufficient speed, they flutter under the pressure of the wind, creating the illusion that the dog is about to take off.

The height of a basset hound at the withers, according to the standard, should be 33-38 cm. Dogs weigh from 18 to 29 kg.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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