So you’re looking to adopt an Basset Hound, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Basset Hound stands no higher than 14 inches at the shoulder but, with his remarkably heavy bone, powerful little legs, and massive paws, he possesses big-dog strength and stamina. Bassets are famous for a large, domed head that features extremely long, velvety ears, mournful eyes, and a wrinkled brow, which give the breed the look of a sad clown. Built more for endurance than speed, the Basset moves in a deliberate but effortless manner. The breed’s scenting ability is uncanny; it’s said that among dogs only the Bloodhound’s nose is more accurate. Mild and agreeable at home, the Basset is stubborn on the trail and barks in a loud, ringing voice. Although they may not be wildly demonstrative in their affections, they are steadfastly loyal. Among the most appealing of the AKC breeds, the endearing and instantly recognizable Basset Hound is a perennial favorite of dog lovers all over the world. This low-slung and low-key hound can be sometimes stubborn, but is always charming.”
An Basset Hound typically ranges from 38.1cm to 38.1cm in height, and weighs from 18.143694800000002kg to 29.48350405kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Basset Hound breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Basset Hound insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.