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Originally bred to trail game with its sensitive nose, this laid-back, even-tempered breed was number 31 on the American Kennel Association's 2007 ranking of America's most popular dogs.
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Chapter 1: What Is a Basset Hound?
Built for Hunting.
Chapter 2: Basset Hound History.
The Basset Hound in the United States.
Basset Hounds in Popular Culture.
Chapter 3: Why Choose a Basset Hound?
What Bassets Do.
Temperament and Training.
Sports for Basset Hounds.
Chapter 4: Choosing Your Basset Hound.
Decisions to Make.
Consider a Rescued or Shelter Dog.
Where to Get a Puppy.
Questions You’ll Be Asked.
Part II: Caring for Your Basset Hound.
Chapter 5: Bringing Your Basset Hound Home.
Using a Crate.
Puppy-Proofing Your Home.
Choosing a Name.
Bringing Your Puppy Home.
The First Few Weeks.
Children and Your Puppy.
Beginning Training and Socialization.
Chapter 6: Feeding Your Basset Hound.
Feeding Adult Dogs.
Feeding Senior Dogs.
What to Feed Your Basset Hound.
Reading Dog Food Labels.
The Overweight Basset Hound.
Chapter 7: Grooming Your Basset Hound.
Making Your Environment Flea Free.
Chapter 8: Keeping Your Basset Hound Healthy.
Choosing a Veterinarian.
Health Concerns for Basset Hounds.
Common Canine Health Problems.
How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.
When to Call the Veterinarian.
The Senior Citizen.
Part III: Enjoying Your Basset Hound.
Chapter 9: Training Your Basset Hound.
Understanding Builds the Bond.
Practical Commands for Family Pets.
Training for Attention.
Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Basset Hound.
Your Housetraining Shopping List.
The First Day.
Confine Your Pup.
Watch Your Pup.
Appendix: Learning More About Your Basset Hound.
Clubs, Registries, and Associations.