BASSET HOUND - THE RABBIT HUNTERS

BASSET HOUND - THE RABBIT HUNTERS

     

OVERVIEW

They have originated from Great Britain. They are stubborn and difficult to train. They are short legged breed. Although they have small legs but they have the stamina equivalent to big dogs. They bark very loud. Their ancestors were Blood Hound so they have that feature of being the second one with strong smelling powers. They have loose skin which might make them look sad but they can charm anyone with their looks.

HEIGHT :

WEIGHT :

  • The weight of female Mastiff is from 20kgs to 27kgs.
  • The weight of male Mastiff is from 23kgs to 29kgs.

LIFESPAN :

They will be with you for 10 to 12 years.

COAT:

  • Color: black, fawn, lilac, sand, cream and
  • They have a thick, fine and silky coat.
  • The coat is needed for warmth.
  • They have a flowing coat.

FOOD HABITS :

They don't need to eat in bulk. You cannot make them eat for the whole day, you have to stick to a schedule and divide the meal into two times. They need one and a half to two cups of high quality food.

But it won't be wrong to say that the need for a dog's body varies from one dog to another because that depends completely on their physical needs. If your dog is sporty and an active one, then of course he will need more food than others. So it's important to watch out your dog and accordingly develop their eating habits.

It's important to feed your pet with the right quantity and quality of food to help them grow in the best manner they may can.

You should never share human food with your pet because that may contain elements which can be toxic for your pet for example potatoes, chocolates, etc.

TRAINING :

Training them properly is very important and in that training, it is important to socialize with them as early as possible because in case they are not socialized soon then they may develop aggression towards other animals and especially of the same gender. We know one thing very well, that is what you sow is something that you get. So be aware while training them and focus on obedience training. Socializing them is very important. They need, a few minutes of walk daily. They cannot be house trained. Physical exercise is important because that helps in burning stress and calories. Don't let them get bored because then they may get destructive.

CARING :

First and the most important thing about their wrinkle and face is that they should be kept clean and dry always. You can clean them with baby wipes so as to keep them infection free. Always keep their wrinkles moisture free because bacteria may attack them and they may face severe infection. Yes, another thing is you cannot make them overeat because overeating will spoil their health and behavior. You should bathe them after every two weeks. Their nails should be always trimmed. They are prone to joint damages so keep that in mind that their joints don't get hurt.

MEDICAL TIPS :

HIP DYSPLASIA-

  • In this condition, the bones don't fit into the hip joint.
  • The dog will have pain and will be low on rear legs.

ELBOW DYSPLASIA -

  • It is caused due to the different growth rate of three bones that together makes up dog's elbow causing joint laxity.

OBESITY -

  • Gaining weight can cause many problems to your dog. As you know your dog is a bit lazy one so don't let them gain weight because cutting weight would become a big deal.

ALLERGIES -

  • They catch but allergy very soon and it can be caused by anything. If he starts licking his paws or if he rubs his face more often then it's time to get him checked up.

HYPOTHYROIDISM -

  • This happens because of thyroid gland when it goes unbalanced in the body.

PANOSTEITIS -

  • This is an elusive ailment.
  • This is seen at the young age.
  • Its symptoms can be lameness.

ALLERGIES -

  • They catch but allergy very soon and it can be caused by anything. If he starts licking his paws or if he rubs his face more often then it's time to get him checked up.

PATELLAR LUXATION -

  • It is also known as slipped stifles.
  • They are common in small dogs.
  • When patella, femur, patella and tibia bones either slip or goes out of place.

HOW TO SELECT YOUR BASSET HOUND -

  • There are two most important things you should keep in mind if you are planning to buy a BASSET HOUND.
  • First and the most important thing is to approach a reputed breeder because if you are not doing that remember you are on the verge of getting trapped and will be fooled out with a dog of the different breed. So choose your breeder wisely and smartly. Try not getting fooled up from the fake breeders. Last but not the least choose the breeder with your area of interest.
  • The second thing which is an important point of concern is the quality of pedigree and remember only a reputed or a good breeder will only know what is pedigree. Actually quality pedigree means what kind of parents, grandparents, and ancestor that particular pet had, because through that only you will understand the abilities, temperament, and health of that pet, as almost the same traits are passed as hereditary. Basically track record of a quality pup is very important.
  • Now what mostly happens is that at times we confuse the two important terms PEDIGREE & PUPPY'S REGISTRATION but they are two different things. Through pedigree, a reputed breeder can tell you what qualities the pet must have inherited but through registration papers, you identify who are the parents and ancestors of the pup but they will not tell you about the qualities.