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Basset Hound  

 

The Basset Hound has a secure spot in the history books: a gift to George Washington, a pet to European nobility, and a top trailer of small game for centuries. They are short dogs (no more than 14” tall), easily identified by their long ears, and longer bodies. Bassets hunt by scent, and can be distracted by scents while on walks or training, which has created a perception that they are “stubborn,” but they are not an aloof breed and are trainable. Their coats are low maintenance, and their personalities are generally warm: they are known for being loving and highly tolerant of children (though supervision, as always, is important).

Hound, Wash-and-wear

The Basset Hound Club of America

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - Bassett Hound

 

 


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