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Basset Hound

Sweet, gentle, naturally well-behaved

Basset Hound
origin:France
life expectancy:12 years
classification:Hounds
height:38 to 28 cm
weight:20 to 29 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Reasonablefeeding: Demandingsize: Large
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History [ edit ]

The Basset Hounds are a rather old breed, originated  in France, and are descendants of the old St. Hubert hound, a dog similar to the present-day Bloodhound. The name Basset comes from the French word "bas" meaning low-set.  It is said that the Basset was a result of a mutation in the St. Hubert strain, which produced a  short-legged, dwarfed hound. The breed reached international fame at the Paris Dog Show in 1863  and it is commonly believed that it was first brought to the United States by Marquis de Lafayette as a gift to George Washington after the American Revolution.The Basset Hounds are capable of great endurance, have great lung capacity and a large strong heart, so they can pace steadily over long distances.Due to its slower movements and extreme devotion this breed is  ideal for long country walkings. Their bark is deep musical, simila