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Life Span:8-12 years
Litter Size:6-8 puppies
Group:The Bassett Hound is listed in the hound division of dog types. Known as a scent hound, its original function was to trail rabbits and hare, while today it is known for the same, in addition to field trials and the Basset field trials.
Recognized By:CKC, FCI, AKC, ANKC
Color:The colors of the Basset Hound are of any recognized hound color. This can be lemon (white and light buff), red and white, mahogany, black and white, tri-color (white body with brown head and on body with blanket, and some black spotted highlights with or without a blanket), or the Bleu De Gascogne.
Hair Length:Short
Size:Medium, Large
Shedding:Moderate Shed
Male Height:12-15 inches
Male Weight:30-65 pounds
Female Height:12-15 inches
Female Weight:20-55 pounds
Living Area:The Basset Hound can live either indoors or outdoors in today's world, but in the early 1500s and thereafter, it was bred as an outside dog due to its hunting responsibilities. This is not a small apartment-sized dog, but requires larger exercise areas or yards, or exercising outside of the home through walking or hunting.

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