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The Basset Hound is probably the best know Basset in South Africa, other Bassets that may be less known to the public in South Africa is the Basset Fauve De Bretagne, Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen and the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen.
The Basset Hound originated in France, where his primary prey is hare. He follows his prey in his persistent lumbering fashion. He can break into a run, but his natural pace is steady over long distances.
Size : Males stand around 33 - 38 cm and weighs around 22 kg, females stand around 33 cm and weigh around 19 kg
A Basset Hound has a hearty appetite, their grooming is very easy a comb through every now and then will keep his coat nice and shiny. Exercise is necessary, but should be kept at a steady pace.
He has a hearty appetite, which may lead him to put on an inordinate amount of weight, Especially if he can be idle given the opportunity.
As befits a hunting Dog with a big chest, he has a big booming voice, he will alert his Family of intruders immediately, the intruders will also think the dog is much much bigger than he is.
The Basset Hound is for the family who wants the perfect companion who has a lot of personality, and a great character in the family.
There is almost nothing more cute than a Basset Puppy tripping on his own ears, and as the puppy grows his skin seems to become over whelming, but this does not mean he should grow into his extra skin.