Woofs of the World: Basset Hound

Ears, ears and more ears. We present, the Basset Hound.


Most of you will be familiar with the big ear, big paw pooch, but did you know that they are originally from France? In French “bas” means “low” and the suffix “et” together with “bas” means “rather low”. Shame, they are so much more than a rather low dog.

So now we’ve learned a new word and where the Basset Hound first dragged it’s ears on the floor. Let’s take a look at what else makes this hound one of our favourite.

Who: The Basset Hound

Where: The sad-face dog has been around for quite some time, first appearing in an illustrated hunting text in 1585 in France. They are also descendants of the St Hubert’s Hound from Belgium.

Colour: The Basset is a tri-colour dog, commonly found in black, tan and white tricolors or tan and white bicolors. Our favourite, a mix of all three colours.

Age: The average Basset lives for 11.4 years.

Size: As we know they are shorties, yet pretty sturdy at 20 – 35 kg’s.

Who would like them: Don’t be fooled by the droopy eyes and seemingly lazy nature. Basset’s are very charming, friendly, playful dogs. Their best friend will probably be a child so they will make a young family very happy, especially as they are easily trained. Make sure to give them some peace and relaxation time every now and then.

Basset Hound

Pic via LazyHound Tumblr

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Basset Hound

Just imagine looking at that face everyday. Pure joy.

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