About Basset Hounds
Developed to hunt small game like rabbits, the Basset Hound’s goofy appearance also makes it one of the world’s most endearing dog breeds. Today, Basset Hounds are beloved for their sweet, gentle personality more than anything!
The Basset Hounds easygoing nature makes them an excellent choice for inexperienced or first-time dog owners.
With their stubby legs, floppy ears, and constant grin, there’s just something endearing about the Basset Hound.
Basset Hounds are super affectionate, getting along great with adults, kids, strangers, and even other dogs.
Easy to Groom
Basset Hounds have short, fine coats that are really easy to groom—perfect for those who don’t have a lot of time for weekly haircuts.
Great for Apartments
Basset Hounds are pretty lazy (in a good way), and they make great dogs for those who live in apartments.
Fun for the Whole Family
Kind and forgiving with children, Basset Hounds make a sweet family pet that will be your companion for years to come.
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Our 3 Part Mission
The happiness of our customers, our breeders, and your puppy is the foundation of everything we do.
Connect responsible, ethical breeders with responsible, ethical buyers. Our mission is to take the uncertainty and headache out of finding the perfect puppy.
Help owners keep their puppies happy and healthy throughout the dog's entire life by sourcing and creating the best products, services, and learning materials.
Accelerate the elimination of puppy mills by empowering humane breeders and exposing those with inhumane operations. We want to be part of the solution.
5 Star Breeders
We only work with Basset Hound breeders who pass our 47 breeder standards. Here are a few of them...
About Uptown Approved Breeders
No puppy mills. No scams. We thoroughly vet all breeders based on our 47 Breeder Standards. When you find a puppy at Uptown, you're not just getting a dog--you're getting peace of mind that your new best friend is coming from an experienced, ethical breeder who loves dogs just as much as you do.
Questions & Answers
They’ll be bigger than they might appear! As Basset Hounds have more bones per pound than almost any other breed, they’re heftier than they look. While they only get to be about 14 inches tall, Basset Hounds often weigh about 50 to 60 (and sometimes 70!) pounds. And that body mass translates to considerable stamina and strength.
Simply browse the site, searching, for example, through the pups that are offered by the best Basset Hound breeders in California. You can also search in other states with our coast-to-coast network! Chat with the breeder. All are happy to answer any questions about your pup you might have. Soon enough you’ll be welcoming a furry friend into your home.
As true pack animals, any of the Basset Hound puppies for sale California breeders are offering through our site will be quite keen on human companionship. Being part of your pack is central to their lives! Add in a laid-back personality and a love of games (especially scent related!) and you’ve got a pooch that’s perfect for families.
Don’t let their indoor laziness fool you -- Basset Hounds need plenty of calories to keep up with their outdoor activity! And given their stocky frames, any California Basset Hound for sale you’re thinking about should get plenty of protein. Experts suggest dry kibble with a protein content above 20%.
Purebreds, like the Basset Hounds for sale California breeders and businesses offer through our network, descend from a single breed. They repeat and maintain genetic traits over generations, with documentation to prove the consistency. Mixed breeds, often called mutts (and we love mutts!), have two or more breeds in their ancestry.
The Basset Hound breeders California and elsewhere have will tell you that Basset Hounds are not the easiest pooches to train -- but they are trainable! Like many intelligent breeds, the smarts of a Basset Hound can bring out a stubborn side. Establishing a firm leadership dynamic with positive reinforcement will make the training go more smoothly.
The breed owes its origins to lands far from California! Any of the pups California Basset Hound breeders are offering can trace their roots back centuries to France, where they were bred for hunting small game. And named so! “Bas” means low in French, while the suffix “et” is used to convey “very” or “rather.”
No. And we would caution you from seeking such bargains no matter where you peruse the Basset Hound puppies California breeders offer. The “cheapest” puppies almost certainly come from disreputable puppy mills and backyard breeders. If you want to be sure you’ll get a healthy pup from humane conditions, stick with the pros in our network who charge fair prices.
As you might have guessed by the name, a backyard breeder is an amateur who dabbles in dog breeding. Most often they give substandard care and lack the ethical approaches needed for proper breeding. So if you’re looking for, say, a Basset Hound for sale in California, it’s best to deal with professional breeders and businesses.
Any Basset Hound for sale California breeders and businesses have will have moderate exercise needs. They can shift from indoor loafing to outdoor activity somewhat dramatically, with their hunting heritage coming out on energetic walks. Experts say three walks of 20 minutes each a day is optimal both for exercise and bladder purposes.
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