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Here are some Charlie videos if anyone would like to check them out:)

YouTube - yellowjane86's Channel
Can I please ask if Charlie's ears are OK because when she was laying on the floor, it looked like she was trying to paw/rub her ears rather than playing with them, as you thought... and the same day you posted a clip of her whining so I wonder if her ears are sore or not!
 

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Hello all. My husband and I have a female basset. Her name is Charlie. She was born on 12/28/2009 and is currently 20 weeks old! I grew up with a basset, Maggie, but she was 1.5 years old when we got her, so this is my first time raising a basset puppy:)

We got Charlie when she was about 10 weeks old and she weighed 6.5 pounds. I always thought she seemed tiny. She is currently 20 weeks and weighs 16.5 pounds. She has gone from gaining half a pound a week, to a pound a week, to a pound and a half a week, and back down to a pound a week. (I think she just finished her rapid growth phase).

I know you can never guess a basset's weight, but I am just curious to see if anyone can tell me if there basset was about that weight at those ages I listed. And if so, how much does your adult basset weigh? The basset I grew up with was on the smaller end, only about 38 pounds. I wonder, at times, if Charlie will even get to that.

I know a lot of factors are involved, but I am just curious to hear about what other basset hound puppies weigh at certain ages. If you could share, that would be great! I posted pictures of Charlie, the most recent being her at 18 weeks!
I don't know how my pair of chunky sisters compare with yours.... here they are a few days after we got them, aged 10 weeks and about 10lbs in weight... and they played together constantly in the garden for several months and they just are still inseparable at just two years of age.


This was their first day with us (9 wks) and you can see the size of them by looking at the tiles on the floor, compared with the next video at just over 16 wks on the same tiles!


Here's Lottie and Lucie at 4 months of age playing... as usual... still quite chunky as they have always loved their food!



Here's Lottie at 8 months playing with a satsuma, like it's a ball...


I weighed them at the vets last week and at 30 and 33 kilos they are pretty heavy for girls, but not really fat, as both parents were big Bassets. Lottie, who often sits up like a meercat for ages, has always been slightly shorter in length and a bit lighter in weight.


You can see their size now if you're familiar with 15kg IAMS dog food bags!!!

 

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CharlieSue, that's good to know Charlie plays with her ears all the time and it's not as I had wondered, her pawing them through being sore because we have to keep an eye on their ears don't we, with them being covered by those long velvety flaps, keeping the inside warm and moist where bacteria, that loves warmth and moisture, could affect them.

We are all so lucky being owned by the most comical and docile breed of dog and nothing comes close to Bassets and it's a pity they can't stay as puppies for five years as they are so cuddly when they are small enough to scoop up but at 65 - 75lbs, they are far too big to pick up because of their length and it would be awful if they became injured through trying to pick them up.

My son has got a big Husky and he just leaps up into his arms but there's no way a Basset could ever do that! Mine can't even jump into the back of my car and to get in, they put their front paws on the back of the boot edge and wait for me to 'hoist' them up into the back (Golf hatchback). I always scoop them up and lift them out, so that they can't jump out and hurt themselves.

How do you guys get your heavy Bassets in and out of your cars? I need a ramp for them but the only one I have seen was about £80 so maybe my other half could make one!
 

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We have had Bassets in various sizes including a huge male we rescued who didn't look fat, and was just solid, with a lovely big head and a long chucnky body to match and he weighed 79lbs one time when we weighed him on the vet's scales, but he looked in proportion. One of our smallest was a very neat, but solidly build female (her mum wasn't big) who weighed about 50lbs.

My current pair of sisters are 66lbs and 72lbs and the lighter of the pair is slightly shorter in length but my heavier Basset is longer and has a bigger head. Having taken her to just one dog show when she was 11 months (she won best newcomer, best bitch puppy and best puppy) the judge told me afterwards that she has perfect conformation, superb topline, excellent leathers etc etc and is a star of the future!

I then told him I wasn't doing any more shows and was there just for the 'experience' and catch up with her breeder who was showing my pups' mum... he said I should think seriously as she is such a good bitch! That was nice to know but I'd rather take them for some nice walks in the countryside or beach than round a hall... I enjoyed the experience for a few hours and to catch up with some Basset friends and my pups' mum and their sister who was showing and got beaten by my Lucie!

Do any of you guys show your Bassets?
 
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