Basset Hound Dog is one of the popular dog in the world, even one of the famous fashion products in the world using it as a logo and brand for their products, Hush Puppies. Therefore, many people call Basset Hound with Hush Puppies.
Basset Hound was created to accompany a hunting, short legs make it easier to pass through the bushes. Basset Hound has the advantage on sense of smell, this dogs are often used to track prey animals.
The body like a Dachshund (Teckel), long body, short legs, and wide ears. It's just the size and ears size of the Basset Hound are larger than Dachshund. Basset Hound has a large skull with a proportional shape. The skull like a dome, having a gentle stop but clearly visible. The skin around the face looks sagged, especially in the lips. It has a big nose and black. Upper and lower teeth should be scissor bite. Pigment on the lips should be dark or black. Dark brown or dark eyes. Has sleepy eyes but exudes gentleness. Long and wide ear, sometimes dangling down to the floor.
Basset Hound has a stocky and muscular neck, curved shape like a goose neck with a proportional long. Bloated sternum and clearly visible from the front. Chest when measured from the tip the ground its size should not exceed one-third higher from the front legs. The line backs (top line) and strong aligned. Hind thigh muscles muscular have sharp edges. The position of the back body if you stand looking down. The tail sized a bit long and pointed at the tip. The tail should be in a state of elevated and curved upwards when walking.
Short hair but full cover all the skin, soft fur structure. Basset Hound usually have more than one color such as black and white, white and yellow, and tricolor (black, white and yellow).
For the male has a height to 30 cm – 38 cm with a weight 23 kg – 29 kg. As for the female is 28 cm – 36 cm tall and weighing between 20 kg – 27 kg.
Basset Hound trait is calm, not aggressive but wary of strangers. Its extremely loyal to his master, although sometimes seen ignorant of his master. Basset Hound is very spoiled dog.
The Basset Hound will do okay in an apartment. They are very inactive indoors but outdoors they will run for hours in play if given the chance. They will do okay without a yard, but should be given plenty of opportunities to run and play to keep healthy and trim.
Basset hound origin from England and has great bones like other large breeds of dogs. Just because short legs and wide ears, people consider this dogs as an ornamental dogs. In fact, this dog can be used as a good guard dog.