The Basset breed is a dog of British origin, but was named by the French in the 1500s (meaning; 'low-set'). By the 1900s, packs were established and the breed was popular on the show bench. In 1957 Bassets were sent to Sydney, where today they are found throughout Australia.
Basset Hounds will normally live to 10 years of age but can live up to 12 years when given lots of love and attention as well as being fed the correct diet.
- Hip dysplasia
- Patella luxation
- Gastric dilation-volvulus
- Mitral valve endocardiosis