Short legs, floppy ears and a renowned sense of smell make Basset hounds a unique breed for any dog owner. While initially bred for hunting rabbits and small game, Bassets have a gentle demeanor, making them great companions for children of all ages. If you are looking for a mellow dog, this is the breed for you – Bassets love to nap! When awake, they are generally docile unless they catch the scent of something they like, in which case you better hope you have a leash!
Due to their love of food and relative inactivity around the house, Bassets are prone to weight gain. It is best to use high quality, easily digestible foods that contain a large percentage of protein. This helps ensure that nutrition is easily absorbed and the Basset is not enticed to overeat. The Basset is also prone to food allergies. Evanger’s line of Grain Free Game Meats such as Grain Free Rabbit is an ideal way to add quality, low-allergy protein to a Basset’s diet. Try mixing it with Evanger’s Grain-Free Meat Lover’s Medley or Grain-Free Chicken with Sweet Potato & Pumpkin dry food to give your Basset a nutritious meal he will love!