Is a basset hound a good family dog?

Is a basset hound a good family dog?

The basset hound is a friendly, easygoing dog. Originally hunting in packs, they tend to be good with other dogs and other pets in general. Bassets are people oriented and get along well with children.

Are basset hounds loyal?

Around the house, Basset Hounds are calm and rather lazy. They are loyal to their people and have a pleasant, friendly disposition. Because they originally were bred as pack dogs, they love to be with their families and also do well with other pets. When you’re walking your Basset, be aware that he loves to track.

What do basset hounds die of?

Most Basset Hounds died due to aging and common health issues such as Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD), gastric torsion, and elbow dysplasia. Some Basset Hound’s dog owners reported having Basset Hounds hound up to 17 years old, which is five years more than their average lifespan.

What is the lifespan of a Basset Hound?

10 – 12 years
Basset Hound/Life span

How much does a 6 month old Basset Hound weigh?

At 6 months, the Basset Hound female weighs on average between 14.7 kg for the smallest individuals and 19.4 kg for the largest individuals. How much must a Basset Hound Female at 1 year?

What should you do if your child has a basset hound?

You should always teach children how to approach and play with dogs with care and kindness, to prevent any issues. Always supervise children and vulnerable people with your Basset Hound and make sure you can recognise the signs of unhappiness or anxiety in your dog to help avoid any conflicts.

How does a basset hound get along with other dogs?

Basset Hounds are gentle, placid dogs who tend to get along with everyone and every situation if they’re well-socialised. They do well in family environments thanks to their sweet nature and ability to get along so well with children. Basset Hounds are very social and so enjoy the company of their owners for most of the day.

What kind of health problems does a basset hound have?

Some of the health conditions Basset Hounds may develop include: Elbow dysplasia – where the elbow joint that doesn’t fit together perfectly, which will eventually lead to arthritis. Before breeding, dogs should be screened by x-rays through the BVA/Kennel Club Hip Dysplasia Scheme.

What’s the worst thing about having a basset hound?

Most Basset Hounds are stubborn and can be manipulative. You must show them, through absolute consistency, that you mean what you say. To teach your Basset Hound to listen to you, I recommend “Respect Training” is mandatory. My Basset Hound Training Page discusses the program you need.

Do you have to keep a basset hound on a leash?

When you do take your Basset Hound outdoors, you need to keep him in a fenced area or on-leash. This is a hunting hound with a powerful nose and a yen for the chase, and if he picks up an interesting scent and launches himself, your shouting and arm waving will fall on totally deaf ears. “Come” is not a command that Basset Hounds are eager to obey.

Are there any Basset Hounds that can run for miles?

Basset Hounds were originally bred to run for miles. Unfortunately, modern breeders deliberately breed them with a deformed structure that is unhealthy. These dogs cannot and should not run for miles, else they destroy their already-iffy joints and bones.

How big does a short legged Basset Hound get?

They may be short-legged, but Bassets weigh 50 or 60 pounds and need a moderate amount of daily exercise to stay fit, even if they appear to be content snoring in front of the fireplace. Lazy owners have fat Bassets with concurrent health problems.