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Breed:

Basset Hound

Group (AKC):

Hound (obviously)

Country of Origin17th century France
Type of coatshort, shedding
Groomingperiodic brushing, regular bathing, frequent ear cleaning and nail trimming - Begin grooming procedures early and regularly as this breed can be sensitive to touch.
Average height14-15 inches
Average weight50-70 pounds
Activity levelmedium
Watchdogno
Protectionno
Intelligencemedium
Trainabilitypreoccupation with scent could be a distraction, be consistent and patient
Compatibility with childrengreat with children
Charactergentle, sweet, affectionate, stubborn, loyal, lazy
Ideal home environmenthome with fenced yard
Ideal ownerfirm patient leader with time to train and socialize
Suggestions:early socialization and obedience training
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