Destructive Behavior in Basset
Basset Hound appears to be sad and inactive,
he is a happy and active dog. He is also extremely
loyal towards his master. He is funny, intelligent
and great with children and other animals.
This dog gets his name from
the French word “Bas’, which means
low or low-slung, describing the dog’s
body. This breed was initially used for hunting
prey on the ground due to their low height
and sharp sense of smell.
The Basset Hound has more bones
in its body than any other dog and it is thus, necessary
to keep them from jumping or becoming too active
as this might only lead them to become crippled
and even turn them into bow-legged animals.
The Basset Hound is extremely affectionate,
calm and devoted and is often the first choice for
people with children and pets. It makes for a great
watchdog because it is highly protective towards
its family and sets off an alert at the slightest
hunch but doesn't make a great guard dog.
The Basset Hound makes a great
walk partner but they need several stops while walking.
Such a dog is not recommended as a jogging partner
because his bones are extremely fragile and are
prone to breaking or becoming bow-shaped.
Although all of the above factors
are to be kept in mind to avoid causing any harm
to the dog, it is equally important for one to realize
that if the dog is let off without exercise for
too long he may prove to be inordinately impatient
The Basset needs to be amply exercised,
as that would keep him from becoming overtly bored
due to lack of activity. This will also prevent
him from growing highly aggressive.
Exercise in the form of walks,
with the leash firmly in place, is strongly recommended.
The dog should also be encouraged to play on a regular
basis, as that would refrain him from going overboard
with his destructive chewing and biting activities.
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