19 Things Only Basset Hound Lovers Will Understand

The Basset Hound is well suited for families with a small garden. It is important for him to exercise nearby (in parks, forests, or fields). Dog owners should already have experience and be assertive.

Exactly when the Basset Hound was first bred is controversial – but its origins undoubtedly lie in the old hunting dog breeds of France.

At the end of the 19th century, the basset hound appeared in England and became a popular dog for hunting in packs – for example for hare hunting. Basically, the Basset Hound is not a particularly fast hound, but due to its excellent sense of smell and its robust physique, it has been a valued scent hound for pack hunting for decades.

#1 The fur is easy to care for, but the extremely long ears and sensitive eyes require special attention.

#3 So he shouldn’t have to climb stairs. Eye problems are also common, as are ear infections.

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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