Basset Hound Breed History
Basset Hounds – bloodhounds received from the French blackhound and the dog of St. Hubert; the name “basset” comes from the French “bas”, i.e. “Squat”, “hound” – a hound.
Raised in the royal families (mainly in France and Belgium), these dogs were used to track and chase with moderate speed deer, hares, rabbits and other game.
In the USA, the Basset Hound breed quickly gained popularity thanks to its magnificent scent and became a common hunting dog. The popularity of the Basset Hound breed as a domestic dog appeared relatively recently.
In Europe there are several varieties of basset, including those that are higher than usual, with straight legs. Theories of the origin of Basset Hounds are different, so do not be surprised to hear that the country of origin of Basset Hounds is Great Britain. Continue reading
Sometimes the reluctance to get animals in the house where young children live is due to the fear of possible diseases. Many parents respond categorically to all the cries of the unfortunate child regarding the purchase of a puppy. The motive of adults is not even in the problems of caring for animals (walking, feeding, training, etc.), but in fear of possible diseases that are transmitted from dogs to people. Ailments that threaten adults and especially children are echinococcosis, leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis, rabies, ringworm and others. But is everything so scary if you pass regular examinations with a veterinarian with a tailed pet?
According to Canadian scientists at Edmonton University who conducted research in 746 Canadian families, dogs can protect children from diseases such as allergies and even obesity. In addition, dog owners have a higher level of immunity. In half of the families with children there was not a single animal (not only at the time of the birth of the child, but even during the pregnancy of the mother). The other part of the experiment participants owned at least 1 dog (and often several). Continue reading
Dog repeller – a relevant accessory for residents of megacities and remote places. When returning home in the evening or at night, not a single person is safe from the attack of a stray or unfriendly dog who has strayed from the owner. The most harmless thing that an angry dog can do is to scare, tear clothes to shreds, and even cause significant harm to health in the form of bites. A small compact device will not take up much space in the bag, but will help to drive the maliciously tuned animal to a safe distance. Particularly acute in the presence of an effective repeller need:
Persons living near industrial zones, forests, in a word, in a sparsely populated area;
Children returning home from school in the evening;
Athletes (runners, cyclists), who often become victims of angry animals;
Elderly or disabled people who are not able to escape from dogs; Continue reading