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Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family, as well as one of six recognized Basset breeds in France; furthermore, Bassets are scent hounds that were originally bred for the purpose of hunting rabbits and hare. Their sense of smell for tracking is second only to that of the Bloodhound. The name Basset is derived from the French word bas, meaning "low", with the attenuating suffix -et, together meaning "rather low". Basset Hounds are usually Bicolors or Tricolors of standard hound coloration.

In this article "Basset" (with a capital B) is used to distinguish the modern breed from other basset-type dogs.

Weightmale: 55–75 pounds (25–34 kg)
female: 45–65 pounds (20–29 kg)
Heightmale: 12–15 inches (30–38 cm)
female: 11–14 inches (28–36 cm)
CoatSmooth, short and close
ColorGenerally black, white and tan (tri-colour) or tan/lemon and white (bi-colour); but any recognized hound colour acceptable.
Litter size6 - 8 puppies
Life spanMedian 11–12 years

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