16 Basset Hound Facts So Interesting You’ll Say, “OMG!”

The basset loves long, leisurely walks with plenty of opportunity to sniff around. Due to his physical condition, he is not suitable as a sports companion dog.

If you expect total submission and unconditional obedience, you should stay away from a basset hound. He’s too smart and stubborn to be made into a puppet.

You can forget drill, but polite requests and high-calorie arguments are gladly accepted.

#1 Even if your Basset Hound is strong and incredibly agile for such short legs, it’s better to discourage him from jumping out of a car, for example. Pick him up and support his back so he doesn’t hurt himself.

#2 Basset Hound puppies can suffer from joint problems as they grow up.

Make sure your puppy doesn't overexert himself while playing and discourage him from jumping on and off furniture.

#3 Basset hounds are poor swimmers with two-thirds of their body weight on the front.

Do not allow your Basset Hound to jump into the pool as he can quickly get into trouble there.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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