Basset Hound Breeders

Written by Courtney Salinas
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Basset Hounds have relatively low energy levels, making them good for apartment living or for people who can’t accommodate a dog with high energy. Bassets have short, smooth coats and they don’t smell if they’re well maintained. Brushing your Basset Hound regularly will help with shedding and keep the dog stink free.

Bassets are deceptively heavy. They are short and low to the ground but can weigh upwards of 50 pounds. A growing Basset Hound should be kept from jumping of and off of furniture and from going up and down stairs. During this time the Bassett Hound’s joints are forming and these stressful actions may cause permanent damage and pain. After about a year, your Basset can do these activities, but while supervised. Because of their unique structure, Basset Hounds are prone to back injuries.

Good Basset Hound Breeders

Ask any Basset Hound breeders that you visit about health guarantees. A responsible breeder will stand behind the health of their puppies, an irresponsible breeder will not. If a breeder shirks questions about health guarantees, you should leave and go to the next breeder.

If it becomes necessary, a responsible breeder will always take a dog back. If you find yourself unable to properly care for the dog, a good breeder would much rather find a new home for the dog himself or herself. Ask the breeders that you visit about this. Even if you don’t see yourself ever having to give your dog up, it’s good to know you have the option and that the breeder is a responsible one.

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