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As a first time basset hound owner I was wondering if my basset would turn out like this one. Here are two videos 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTgSui0h6hw 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRQX0UMHrdc

When we bought Charlie, the above video is how I had visioned him to turn out when he got older. Charlie is now 7 mo. old and im still wondering if he will turn out like the one in the video. Any insight on this would be great, as I dont really know what to expect. To me, Charlie does seem small for his age (7 mo. old @ 27 lbs) is this about normal? or is he a runt? :p Here is my dog Charlies photos. http://www.heatherweb.com/cyberhound/board...?showtopic=5330


Does Charlie have the "loose skin" of an average basset hound or less? Do bassets get more wrinkles as they get older? Do bassets features develope alot more as they grow?

So many questions I know, but the answers would really be appreciated!!

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Our Maggie is almost 14 months. 48 lbs.
She is AKC all Basset & isn't very wrinkled. Other basset owners ask if she's a Beagle mix.
 

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Be careful what you wish for--when my Lightning was young, I thought I was going to have to force feed him, he was so skinny. Then the next thing I knew, he was on diet food! Now he's a very carefully maintained 65 pounds. I was just marveling this morning about how massive he turned out to be. I have seen show bassets that are much heavier than him, who weigh in the 85 to 100-lb. range. Bassets, like people, get wrinklier with age, but not to the extent of the dog in the video. Dogs like that are born with tons of loose skin. You don't see a lot of pet bassets like that. (That dog was stunning, but that street noise would drive me insane!) Your puppy is absolutely adorable, and he will be beautiful when he's grown.
 

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. Dogs like that are born with tons of loose skin. You don't see a lot of pet bassets like that. (That dog was stunning, but that street noise would drive me insane!) Your puppy is absolutely adorable, and he will be beautiful when he's grown.[/b]

It also was a bit overweight where charlie is not. also keep in mind charlie is an "adolescent" they grow in spurt and not uniformly. There are may who for a time that have legs too long or two narrow of a body that fillout into show quality dogs and then there are ones that don't and even the best of breeds can not be 100% sure how a puppy will turn out.

My harrier for example was kept by the breeder because he was the shorter heaver puppy in the litter. Nearly half the litter went on to become champions but Fischer grew a bit too tall and is at the bottom end of the weight scale. He eventully filled out a bit more but it wast not until he was nearly five and he is still on the light end of the scale while being a fraction too tall.
 

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Our Louie is, a Basset Artesian Normand (we think - after doing some research), which is a french Basset. He doesn't have as many wrinkles over his face but they seem to get worse when he's tired..lol
He's almost 1 year old and he's almost 60 pounds now.




 

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Our Louie is, a Basset Artesian Normand (we think - after doing some research), which is a french Basset. He doesn't have as many wrinkles over his face but they seem to get worse when he's tired..lol
He's almost 1 year old and he's almost 60 pounds now.


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It has been suggested to me that my Sadie may be this type of Basset, could you give me some more information? I can't seem to find anything on google. Here is my girl. She is currently 7 months and 23 pounds.

 

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I think that my buddy may be artesian normand too. I would love more info about this breed. With Snoopy and Molly, I notice they have a more wrinkly, droopy look but they are nothing like the ones in the videos.
 

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Bassets come in so many sizes that it's hard to make predictions.

My smallest is Georgia, 6 years, who weighs about 29 lbs. Which is perfect for her.

Charlie, my latest foster failure, is 6 MONTHS and is 42 lbs. Also a perfect weight.



 

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Check out this old thread on Cyberhound and if you do a search on here you might come up with some more information.

http://www.heatherweb.com/cyberhound/board...rtesian+Normand[/b]
Basset Artesian normand are a rare breed in the USA . It is highly unlikely that unless obtain specifical from a breed that a dog resembling one in fact is. Keep in mind Basset artesian normand figured signifcantly in the developmental phase of the basset hound breed. Breeders with less regard for maintaining conformation standards will often end up with dogs/puppiess that resemble artesian normands. sort of a through back as it were in the basset genetics. This however does not make the dog an artesian normand. Whether the dog is an artesian normand or a basset hound does not effect the value of the dog as a pet which is alway priceless.


This is a common phenonnom in another breed I own where many people assume the hound they got is a Harrier which is again on of the least bred dog in the use averaging around 30 puppies a ear rather than the more obvious. beagle mix, over size beagle, or walking tree coonhound
seeSo you think you have a Harrier? while not directly a comparesion between a less than show quality basset hound and a artesian normand many of the same comparison still hold true .


Basset Artesien Normand Dog
After WWII, the Basset Artesien Normand breed was reduced to very few pure specimens, but several dedicated breeders, especially Leparoux de Combree des Maine et Loire, saved the Artesian Norman Basset from extinction.[/b]
 

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Mikey - this is a bit off topic - but what makes the Harrier so sought after, other than it's rarity?

Does it do better in hunting etc. than some of the other hound groups? The link you gave to the Harrier Club shows some really beuatiful pics of them.

But, I'm still addicted to my bassts!
 

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Mikey - this is a bit off topic - but what makes the Harrier so sought after, other than it's rarity?

Does it do better in hunting etc. than some of the other hound groups? The link you gave to the Harrier Club shows some really beuatiful pics of them.

But, I'm still addicted to my bassts![/b]

First if they were sought after they would not be rare, demand drives the market place when it comes to purebred hounds. There is like one pack in the US and a few more in England, there are definately more Foxhound and beagle packs in England,

The harrier is supose to have the same conformation as a beagle and an english Foxhound just inbetween in size so they are "more versitile" can be hunted from both foot and horseback, and they are better on faster hare out west than the slower beagle. Aslo generally the harrier is hunt of horse back and not on foot. That said be cause they are more versitile they are not as good at either partcular style hence the higher popularity of the Foxhound and beagle in Egland, Over here the English foxhound and harrier hover around the same poularity the thiner and shorter American Foxhound is way more popular than both in this country.

FWIW I paid basical the same amount not counting the air fare for the harrier as I would for a rescue basset. granted he was a older breeder left over but harrier contrary to the impressing of site I linked to do not carry a high price tag.
 
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