Dogs Kwazulu Natal / Lost & Found / Rescued

Purebred Female Basset Hound with Eye Problems Needs a Home (KZN)

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PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE TO FLY ANIMALS AROUND THE COUNTRY FREE OF CHARGE IF THE PERFECT HOME IS FOUND.

If anyone is interested in this gorgeous Basset Hound, please contact Nicci 0837330755.   She was found wandering the streets and deserves to find a permanent and loving home.

Age = not sure

Personality = Lazy and calm.  Doesn’t seem to have a problem with other dogs or cats. Loves to lay on the couch.

Health problems = seems to have a problem with her eyes (which should be easily treated – most bassets often have eye and ear infections)  and she seems to have a club foot (which obviously doesn’t worry her since she can still get around perfectly fine)

Things you need to know about Bassets – They are Large breed dogs even though they are medium size, their bones are very heavy and should weigh in at about 23-25kgs.  They are prone to ear and eye infections (a wipe of each every day or every alternate day will help.  You can get ointment from your vet which is not very expensive and can apply the drops to both ears and eyes when needed for infections).  They are not always lazy dogs and can be quite boisterous and playful (don’t be fooled by the droopy eyes and ears).  Although they are very stubborn dogs, you can train them and teach them a routine.  Just like Daxies, they are very long and can have spinal issues if you do not watch their weight.  Their sense of smell is excellent (hunting dogs) and you need to ensure that your home is fully secured.  If there is an opportunity, they will leave your home and will not come back as they will be too enticed to follow whatever scents they have picked up.  I don’t see this as a negative, because surely you want to keep your animals off the streets anyway?  Also, you can have so much fun with them at home if you hide treats and then watch them “hunt” it down.  Bassets are very loving and affectionate dogs, they are the perfect family dog.

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