Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about Basset Hound Dogs, "Scientific name for Basset Hound, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Basset Hound Dog is short in stature and relatively a heavy dog for it's height. The round skull is large and works well with it's low to the ground body type. The snout is heavy and deep with the length being larger than the width at the brow. The soft sad look of the Basset Hound Dogs brown eyes are slightly sunken with its darkly pigmented lips and black nose. The beautiful drooping ears hanging low and are extremely long. The large teeth of Basset Hound Dogs can meet in either a even bite or a scissors bite. The Basset Hound Dogs coat is short, shiny and hard and they come in many different colors with the most common ones that are, black, brown, tan, white, red, or white with a sand colored markings or mahogany.
The average height of the Basset Hound Dog for males is about 12 - 15 inches (30 – 38 cm) and for females it's about 11 - 14 inches (28 – 36 cm). The weight for the male Basset Hound Dog is about 50 - 65 pounds (23 – 29 kg) and females is about 45 - 60 pounds (20 – 27 kg)
The Basset Hound Dog is a heavy boned dog, medium sized with short legs and long body.
The Basset Hound Dog’s lifespan is approximately 10 to 12 years.
Basset Hound Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
Facts A Basset Hound Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Basset Hound Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Basset Hound Dogs eye protected and moist. Basset Hound Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
Though not too speedy, the Basset Hound Dog can be used for hunting. It is also bred for companionship with it being shown to the public.
The origin of Basset Hound Dog is said to be France. The species was a result of a crossbreed between the Artesian Normand and the Bloodhound. This is the reason why even today these species are so familiar. Basically, the idea behind development of the Basset Hound Dog was to allow those hunting on foot to easily follow in the chase.
This Basset Hound Dog’s temperament is sweet and gentle. Naturally, you will find the Basset Hound Dog a good companion, especially to children. However, strict measures need to be exercised while training the dog. You should exercise a lot of positivity to prevent it from developing stubbornness. Also, the Basset Hound Dog is advisable to let it interact freely with the other pets in the household due to its easy nature.
The major health problem of the Basset Hound Dog is when it gets older due to the weight, its back can develop some problems. The Basset Hound might also be affected by bloat. When faced with any stomach problem, you should seek the help of a vet immediately.
A Basset Hound Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Basset Hound Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Basset Hound Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Basset Hound Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Basset Hound Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Basset Hound Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
Basset Hound Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. Facts a Basset Hound Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
With little daily exercise, the Basset Hound Dog can be kept in apartments. This is the kind of dog that should not be left alone for a long period of time, it loves company and being around its human friends. As the Basset is a hunting dog, it will give chase to any scent it detects while out on a walk.
When purchasing a Basset Hound Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Average body temperature for a Basset Hound Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Basset Hound Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Basset Hound Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Basset Hound Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Basset Hound Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. Facts a Basset Hound Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Basset Hound Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Basset Hound Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.