Basset Hound


The Basset Hound descend from French Dogs that were bred in Great Britain in the late 1800’s


The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family

Grooming and Physical Needs

  • Grooming Needs: Brush the coat weekly with a grooming mitt. Shedding coats are best handled with a shedding rake or slicker brush
  • Coat Type: The short-haired coat of a Basset is long, smooth and soft, and sheds constantly.
  • Moulting: Constantly shedding
  • Exercise Needs: Bassets enjoy long meandering walks with lots of sniffing time
  • Average Life Span: 10-12 years


  • Family: Bassets are a wonderful family companion, they are very gentle with children, and are as happy to loung around a house as they are to be out hunting.
  • Temperament: The Basset Hound is a friendly, outgoing, and playful dog, tolerant of children and other pets.
  • Trainability: They can be stubborn and difficult to train. Many will obey if you have food, but will not if there is no reward.
  • Sociability (Other Pets): Being pack dogs, bassets enjoy the company of other dogs and can also get along with cats if socialised early.
  • Barking: Bassets are very vocal, they generally howl as opposed to bark.