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Did you know that Basset Hounds are the second-best sniffers in the dog world? It’s true, a Basset Hound’s long ears and jowls, help trap scents allowing the Basset Hound to smell 40 times better than humans. Ok, maybe you already knew that one, but we bet you didn’t know, that Basset Hounds make great mayors? No, it’s true, a Basset Hound, was elected co-mayor of Concord, Ontario in 2011. With the Basset Hound's loyalty to their owners and quirky personalities, it comes as no surprise that the Basset Hound wins the hearts of many fans and owners.

Dog-Statues.com is happy to offer beautifully crafted ceramic and cast stone Basset Hound statues, and metal signs for outdoor and indoor placement. Made by long-time garden sculpture makers, the heavy-duty cast stone dogs are heavy, stable and well-suited for year-round outdoor use. Explore our complete selection of dog themed gifts for more.

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Basset Hound History

The Basset Hound originated in sixth-century France, a country known for its varied strains of hounds, which included a tall as well as a short-legged canine. The hounds with legs under sixteen inches were called basset, derived from the French word bas which means low-set. The short-legged Basset Hound is the result of a form of dwarfism, introduced in breeding, known as achondroplasia, intending the result to be an effective dog for hunting small game. They have substantial paws with the front ones turning slightly outward to balance the Basset Hound’s broad shoulders. The other advantage of those short legs is that the Basset Hound moves more slowly than other hunting dogs, so the human following them can easily keep up.

The Nose Knows

Basset Hounds stay on the trail of their prey with tenacity. They have superior sniffing capabilities and some of their other inbred features augment their nose. Their long, low-set ears have a purpose. They drag the ground and stir up scents. Also, the multitude of wrinkles in the loose skin around the Basset Hound’s head further capture the aroma of whatever animal they are tracking.

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How to Make Your Basset Hound a Family Friend

Most Basset Hounds are retired from their hunting adventures and are beloved family pets. They have an easy-going personality and get along well with other pets and children. Basset Hounds love to hang out with their families, as they are not loners. You will find it good for both of you to take a nice long walk each day. Basset Hounds have a tendency to be overweight, so this walk with help to reduce the likelihood of that happening. And it’s good for the owner’s overall health as well. Basset Hounds are not always eager to obey commands, as they have a propensity for stubbornness. If you and your dog are going to cohabitate peacefully and enjoyably, it will take patient and creative training. One owner’s experience resulted in a book, Basset Hound Savvy, to help other Basset Hound owners. Some of this book’s tips are:

Basset Hounds are not always eager to obey commands, as they have a propensity for stubbornness. If you and your dog are going to cohabitate peacefully and enjoyably, it will take patient and creative training. One owner’s experience resulted in a book, Basset Hound Savvy, to help other Basset Hound owners. Some of this book’s tips are:

  • When to give your Basset Hound attention and when to ignore him
  • How to talk to your Basset Hound so she will listen
  • The most effective way to train a stubborn Basset Hound
  • How to reprogram your Basset Hound’s mind

Basset Hound Statue FAQs

Choose the Right Veterinarian for You and Your Basset Hound

It’s important to have high-quality veterinary care, both preventative and illness treatment for your Basset Hound. According to American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) you should choose your pet’s veterinarian with the same care and criteria that you would in selecting a physician or dentist.

One goal should be to find out how well your potential veterinarian knows Basset Hounds. All dog breeds are susceptible to various health risks. The Basset Hound is prone to health conditions such as Osteochondrosis Dissecans, gastric torsion, elbow dysplasia, thrombopathy, entropion, otitis externa, ectropion, glaucoma, von Willebrand's Disease and canine hip dysplasia. A knowledgeable veterinarian will be on the lookout for these possible conditions in your Basset Hound and advise you on how to possibly prevent some of them.

Things to keep in mind when you are shopping for a veterinarian:

  • Does the office have same day appointments?
  • Does the office offer 24-hour emergency care?
  • Are all technicians qualified and licensed?
  • Does the veterinarian have experience with possible health conditions?

Have your list of questions ready when you visit the office. You should be able to interview the veterinarian before you choose any dog, and the doctor might be able to advise you if a Basset Hound is the best match for you.

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