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FEATURED DOG: Basset Hound   Dogs

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From: PennyCC

Dec-3

FEATURED DOG:  Basset Hound

3 Dec 2017

The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family. The Basset is a scent hound that was originally bred for the purpose of hunting hare. Their sense of smell and ability to ground-scent is second only to that of the Bloodhound. [Wikipedia]

Life span: 10 – 12 years
Litter size: 6–8 puppies
Temperament: Affectionate, Tenacious, Devoted, Sweet-Tempered, Gentle, Friendly
Weight: Female: 44–60 lbs (20–27 kg), Male: 51–64 lbs (23–29 kg)
Colors: Tri-color, Lemon & White, Black & White, Brown & White, Red & White, Black & Brown
Origin: France, Great Britain

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From: PennyCC

Dec-3

9 Floppy Facts About Basset Hounds

Don't let their droopy looks fool you: There's more to this noble breed than meets the eye. Below, a few things you might not know about the stout dogs from France.

1. THEIR NAME REFERS TO THEIR SIZE.

Basset comes from the French word bas, which means low, or short. But just because they’re short doesn’t mean they’re delicate: These dogs are typically only 14 inches tall but weigh a whopping 50 to 60 pounds on average.

2. THEY WERE BRED TO HUNT.

French aristocrats bred these dogs from bloodhounds to use while hunting (both bassets and bloodhounds are said to be descendants of St. Hubert hounds). They were used to track a variety of animals, but especially rabbits and hares. The squat canines were tasked with scaring the animals out of the brush, allowing hunters to swoop in and nab their prey.

3. THEY'RE THE SECOND-BEST SNIFFERS IN THE CANINE KINGDOM.

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Dec-3

Dogs 101 - BASSET HOUND - Top Dog Facts About the BASSET HOUND

Check out More at BrooklynsCorner.com Dogs 101 - BASSET HOUND Top Dog Facts About the BASSET HOUND The Basset Hound is a short-legged member of the hound fam...

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Dec-3

Basset Hound Clown Car | HILARIOUS Dog Pile!

At first glance this just looks like a couple of pups cuddling, but one after another come out of the dog house, defying the laws of physics! Original Link: ...

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From: PennyCC

Dec-3

Diesel the Basset Hound at the 2015 AKC Agility Invitational

Diesel the basset hound, from ABC Basset Hound Rescue, runs Time 2 Beat at the AKC Agility Invitational in Orlando, Florida on December 11, 2015.

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