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Breed: Basset Hound
Country of Origin: 17th Century France
AKC Group: Hound
Function: Tracking and trailing
Life Span: 8-12 years
Appearance: Short thick legs, thick long body, and long ears
Color: White, black, tan, and mixtures
Coat Type: Shedding
Grooming: Frequent ear cleaning
Height: 14-15 inches
Weight: 50-70 pounds
Activity Level: Medium
Watch Dog: No
Protection: No
Intelligence: Medium
Trainability: Be constant and patient
Good With Children: Great
Good With Pets: O.k.
Good With Strangers: Friendly
Character: Affectionate, stubborn, lazy, loyal
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Patient
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Noisy, stubborn
Physical: Neck, back, hip, leg, ankle, and shoulder problems, ear infections, snoring
Recommendations: Start grooming early, can be sensitive to touch