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Breed of the Week

This week we have chosen to highlight 2 breeds from the one family however demonstrate the major difference in the 2 breeds

The family is the Scent Hounds and the 2 breeds we are going to highlight is the Beagle and the Basset Hound

The reason we are choosing to highlight these 2 breeds from the same family is the distinct difference between the 2 and the type of family unit they would settle into.

The Beagle

Beagle

 

Purpose: Hunting and scent detection

Lifespan: 13 years

Weight: 8-14kgs

Height:33-41cm

Temper: Sturdy, happy dog

Training: very hard to train and should consult a professional

Health problems: Hip dysplasia

The Basset Hound

basset hound

 

Purpose: Companion and show

Lifespan: 12 years

Weight: 18-27kgs

Height: 33-38cm

Temper: Gentle good natured

Training: Easy however very lazy

Health Problems: Bloat, lameness & OCD

In short if you are a family that is time poor or simply you don’t do a lot of exercise  then maybe the Basset hound is for  you?

If you have a lot of time, plenty of patience and can stick to the advise required to train a beagle then these dogs can be a rewarding companion .

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