The basset hound belongs to the group of
bloodhounds and comes from San Huberto (France) where a noble hunting enthusiast chose
this race for his private hunting. The fashion spread throughout the country to
arriving in Britain. Once in England He continued breeding these dogs
they ended up adopting an English origin. On this occasion, we present the history,
general appearance, care and health, this gentle, affectionate and never aggressive or timid,
hound dog, officially known com: BASSET HOUND. BASSET HOUND
FCI-Standard No. 163 ORIGIN: Great Britain.
This breed was developed in England in the late nineteenth century. Comes from a French dog
much like it was crossed with the Bloodhound. UTILIZATION: Hound.
CLASSIFICATION FCI: Dogs Section 1.3 Type Hound of small size. History: The Basset was bred with great reputation
by monks in France during the Age Media for hunting in dense land being
able to keep his nose to the floor. Closely related to the entire family
French Basset, the breed was developed perfectly in Britain. It’s a dog
able to hunt their natural prey, the hare, and a step persistently relatively
slow over long distances. TEMPERAMENT AND BEHAVIOR: A tenacious
hound of ancient lineage which hunts sniffing the dam and has the instinct of the pack.
His voice is deep and melodious. It is peaceful and affectionate, never aggressive or timid. GENERAL APPEARANCE: A bloodhound members
short of considerable substance, well balanced and countless qualities. It is important
keep in mind that work is a bloodhound and must be suitable for these purposes,
therefore it must be strong, active and have great endurance in the field. HEAD.
The front can have a small amount wrinkle, and the part next to
the eyes. Anyway, the skin of the head is
elastic enough to crumple when it is slightly forward
or when the dog lowers his head. Skull: Domed, with the bulge
occiput is prominent; medium width in the region of the eyebrows and slightly decreases
to muzzle. naso-frontal depression (Stop): Something marked. FACIAL REGION:
Nose: Completely black, except light-colored hounds, where it presents
brown or liver. Windows are wide and well-opened protrudes truffle
a little beyond lips. Muzzle: The muzzle is thin appearance,
but not pointed. Lips: The upper lip flews cover
considerably lower lips. Jaws and Teeth: Jaws
strong with a perfect bite, Regular and complete scissor. Eyes: rhomboid, are neither prominent,
nor sunken. They are dark, but they can be medium brown in beagles
light color. His expression is calm and serious. Or yellow light eyes highly undesirable. Ears: low, just below
the eye line. They are long, though not in excess, and extend only slightly
beyond the end of muzzle long Right. NECK: muscular, well arched, well
long and with a pronounced chin, though not in excess. BODY: Long and deep throughout its length;
the withers and back have approximately the same height. TAIL: Well set and is rather
long. It is strong at the root and gradually decreases. SKIN: Smooth and elastic without any exaggeration. MANTLE.
Hair: Smooth, short and tight, but not too fine. All around it is clean, without the presence
fringed. The long, soft hair, fringed, it is highly undesirable.
Color: Generally it is white, black and tan (Tri-color); lemon and white (bicolor), but
any color recognized in beagles is acceptable. Size and weight:
Withers: 33 to 38 cm. Weight. 18 to 27 Kg CARE AND HEALTH. The coat is short, smooth and easy to care for,
will suffice combed and brushed with a comb stiff bristle-law and bathe only be
necessary. It is important to wash underneath ears and cutting nails often. It is very important not to overfeed these
dogs, since it means a load of extra weight on the legs and the spine. Having short legs and long body
and heavy, a rather problematic injury the Basset Hound is possible lameness and paralysis
possible in the legs. Being prone to gain weight, it’s best to feed
two or three times a day with small doses food, a place of daily doses
big. In any case must be monitored the weight of this breed. Life expectancy.
10 to 12 years.