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Dog Breed's Main Info
The Breed's History:
The earliest-known depictions of short-legged hunting dogs are engravings from the Middle Kingdom of Egypt. Mummified remains of short-legged dogs from that period have been uncovered in the Dog Catacombs of Saqqara, Egypt.
Scent Hounds were used for hunting in both Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.
The modern Basset Hound was bred to hunt rabbits and hare in France, a country known for its development of many breeds of scent hound. Hunting with a pack of bassets is still not uncommon in France and the U.K., although it seldom occurs in the United States.
Country of Origin:
France / England
1 foot, 4 inch. to 1 foot, 5 inch. (40,64 to 43,18 cm)
22 to 24 pounds (9,98 to 10,9 Kg)
10 to 12 years
Potential Health Issues:
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV),
Panosteitis (aka Wandering or Transient Lameness),
Eyelid and Eyelash Problems,
Intervertebral Disc Disease,
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