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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
Summer heat is a dangerous time for our four-legged pets. Dogs do not tolerate heat well enough, so a good owner should take care of his pet.
Dogs do not sweat, therefore, when overheated, it is difficult for them to lower their body temperature. Thermoregulation in them is carried out exclusively due to rapid breathing, therefore, in extreme heat, the dog is at serious risk of heat stroke.
It should be remembered that it is most difficult for dogs with flattened muzzles (pugs, bulldogs) to have an altered nasal passage. And of course, how the dog tolerates heat depends on the age, type of coat and health status of the dog.
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