| UK KC Classification
| Country of Origin
| Date of Origin
||33 - 38 cm (13 - 15 inches)
||18 - 27 Kgs (40 - 60 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Basset Hounds are well balanced, short-legged hounds with considerable substance. Their coat is short and they are usually black, tan and white or lemon and white in colour.
Basset Hounds are placid, affectionate dogs.
If you are considering a Basset Hound as a pet, consider the following points:
They are suitable for urban living
They are usually ok with children
They are suitable for hot or cold climates
They are not easy to obedience train
They are not always a good watch dog
Basset comes from the French word "bas" which means "low".
Basset Hounds often feature in cartoons and advertisements. Fred Basset is a cartoon character that was created by Alex Graham in 1963 and a Basset Hound features in the logo for the brand of shoes called Hush Puppies.