Dog Breed Guide: Basset Hound
Posted on October 20, 2014 under Dog Breeds
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Basset Hound
Height (to base of neck): less than 14″
Color: Tricolor and red and white are most common, but any hound color is accepted.
Origin: France and Belgium
Coat: Dense, short, smooth and glossy.
Life Expectancy: 12 years
Energy level: Low to moderate
Exercise needs: Moderate
Is a Basset Hound the Right Dog Breed for You?
Basset Hounds have an excellent nose and excel in tracking and field trials. They are typically gentle and devoted and well suited as family pets, but some lineages have had problems with an aggressive, uneven temperament. They can be quite stubborn and independent but are of moderate trainability. They are good with children, especially when well socialized. They have low grooming needs but special consideration should be made to ear hygiene.
5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Basset Hound
According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Average Claim Amount||Most Expensive Claim|
|Foreign Body- Intestinal||$4,394||$6,882|
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