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  Basset Hound 

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Registration: All Basset Hounds are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.

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Basset Hound registration; how to register your Basset Hounds or to dual register your Basset Hound with the United Canine Association.

The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Basset Hound in 2002.
                                        

  


Breed Characteristics: 
The Basset Hound is a short, long, but sturdy dog with the thick structure needed to track and trail animals over various terrain.

The head of the Basset Hound is medium sized with a round skull and a long muzzle.  The Basset Hound's eyes are usually dark with slightly sunken droopy eyes that give the appearance that the Basset Hound has a sad facial expression. 

The ears of the Basset Hound are long, low and silky in texture.

Basset Hounds have deep chests, narrow shoulders and thick, sturdy legs. Their backs are straight and their tapered tails are carried high.

                          
Country of Origin:  The Basset Hound originated in France.
It is believed that the Basset Hound is the product of selective breeding between the Bloodhound and early French Bassets.

 

Original Purpose:
 Hunting dog.


Today's Uses: 
Hunting and companion dog.


Weight: 
The Basset Hound weighs between 45 - 55 pounds.  Male Basset Hounds are typically heavier than females of the breed. 


Height: 
The average Basset Hound is 13 - 15 inches tall at the withers.  Male Basset Hounds are typically larger than females of the breed. 


Coat:
  The coat of the Basset Hound is smooth, short and dense.


Color:
  The Basset Hound is accepted in any of the typical hound colors.  The Basset Hound is usually black, white and tan, or pale to dark orange with white.  The pattern or distribution of color / markings on the Basset Hounds is no importance.


Temperament:  The Basset Hound is gentle, outgoing, and affectionate.  Basset Hounds are great dogs for children and adults of all ages.


With Children:
 Basset Hounds are wonderful  with children and make exceptional all round family companions.


Other Pet Compatibility:  As with all dogs the Basset Hound should be properly socialized as a pup as some male Basset Hounds may show dominance to other male dogs.  Most Basset Hounds get along well with other pets and can be an amusing companion to other dogs.


Trainability: 
Training and basic obedience should be taught at an early age as Basset Hounds can be head strong.



Activity Level:
 
The Basset Hound requires moderate exercise to maintain a healthy weight. 

Basset Hounds greatly enjoy walks, especially where wildlife can be found.   



Life Expectancy:
  The average life expectancy of the Basset Hound is 10 - 14 years of age. 
 

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