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Basset Hound Dog For Adoption in ELLETTSVILLE, IN, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-79825
Times Ad Viewed: 276 times
Date Listed: 06/03/2018
Date Expires: 07/03/2018

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Seller Name: Heather
Location: ELLETTSVILLE, IN, 47429
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Breed: Basset Hound
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Benny

Age: Senior
Availability Date: 06/03/2018
Location: ELLETTSVILLE, IN, 47429
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Special Needs Yes Yes
Hearing Empaired No No
Sight Empaired No No
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Tags: Basset HoundNeuteredMaleSeniorSpecial needs

Basset Hound Dog For Adoption in ELLETTSVILLE, IN, USA

Physical Attributes
Size Medium
Color/Markings Reddish-brown and white
Eye Color Brown
Ear Type Long
Tail Type Long, straight, white tip
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Lots
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Not Sure
OK with Dogs Not Sure
OK with Cats Not Sure
OK with Farm Animals Not Sure
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Slightly Active
Exercise Needs Low
Fence Required Any Type
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required None
Other
  • Not Good With Large Dogs
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Protective/Territorial
  • Tries to Escape
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Independent
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Where Found 47429
Other
  • Has Allergies
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations
  • Ongoing Medical Care Needed

Benny is an 8-year-old male. He's neutered, microchipped, up to date on all of his vaccines, heartworm negative, and house broken. He does have some special needs and pre-existing health concerns. Adopter needs to be financially and ethically motivated to care for his needs. Benny would do best as an only dog, but could manage in a home with a smaller submissive dog. Is scared of cats but hasn't had any issues with them. Has some obedience training, but mostly just does tricks for treats. Is VERY food driven and LOVES car rides and walks. Needs to be in a fenced yard or tethered when let outside because he will wander off. Would be best with older kids.

Basset Hound

Overview: The Basset Hound is a much loved dog with a great personality and gentle spirit. The Basset is especially great with kids and has a very laid-back style and is very devoted to his family.
Breed Group: Hound
Weight (lbs): 40-60
Height (in): 14
Colors: Any recognized hound color.
Coat: Hair is short, dense, and smooth.
Character: Basset Hounds are very independent, yet can be quite sociable, calm, and playful.
Temperament: This breed makes an excellent playmate for children and they get along fine with dogs and other animals. Bassets do not like to be left unattended, however.
Care: The Basset Hound requires removal of dead hair during time of shedding and its large ears should be kept clean,its face may need regular cleaning around the mouth and wrinkles.
Training: This breed requires patience and persistence in training.
Activity: Basset hounds do not need a lot of exercise. They can get by with three short walks a day, with occasional romps in the yard.
Country of Origin: France
Health Issue: This breed may put on extra weight, when overfed, and this can put too much load on its legs and spine, resulting in possible lameness and paralysis. They are also prone to bloat.
Life Expectancy: 10-12

More About Basset Hound Breed
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