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Basset Retriever

Basset Retriever

Breed Characteristics

Preferred Climate:Any Climate
Life Span:8-12 Years
Nicknames:Basset Vertier

Basset Retriever Build Information

The Basset Retriever is a medium sized dog resulting from the cross breeding of the Basset Hound and Golden Retriever. Generally they have a long body with short legs and long, flappy ears and a shiny soft coat that comes in golden/black/red color mixtures.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):10-12 in.
Weight:41 - 65 lbs
Litter Size:4 - 5 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:No

Behaviour and Personality

Basset Retrievers take on the calm and gentle personalities of the parent breeds, enjoying the company of both adults and children. They are highly intelligent and make for easy training under a firm hand. Diets for Basset Retrievers should be carefully monitored so they don't get overly fatty and the dog should be regularly exercised to expend extra energy. They are very playful and energetic, perfect of a romp around the yard.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Energy Level:Very Active
Good to Other Pets:Very Friendly
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Gold, Light Brown, Red
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Fine

Basset Retriever Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

The Basset Retriever is a great family and hunting dog. Be careful your Basset Retriever doesn't get overweight.

Training:Moderately easy to train
Hunting Companion:Yes
Jolly for Jogging:Yes
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes