By Andrew, Rams staff editor
Most people think basset hounds are just house pets. That is true but there is more to it. They are very useful, Basset hounds have short legs, which means their nose is low to the ground. Why is that valuable? It means that Basset hounds are perfect for hunting. They can smell things or animals on the ground, like rabbits. But when they are not hunting they are laid back and enjoy their families.
Besides hunting, basset hounds are not very active. Nowadays people don't consider bassets as hunting dogs, but they still are. They weigh 45-60 pounds and can be 15 inches tall. They usually live to 12-13 years old. If you already have a dog, basset hounds would be a great addition because they go along great with other dogs and kids. They will bark if necessary, but not usually.
The basset hound is part of the hound family. Another famous hound is the bloodhound. Like the basset hound, it has long ears and it has red eyes. The bloodhound is much taller than the basset hound. The bloodhound can grow to 27 inches. The bloodhound is not for hunting because it doesn't have short legs, and its nose is not close to the ground. Both dogs are great dogs to have around.
Whether you like to hunt or you just want to relax, basset hounds are perfect for you. They can comfort you whenever you need them. They can be perfect for any occasion. Basset hounds are great dogs.
Follow this link if you are interested in adopting a basset hound.