Exercising Your Basset Hound


Bassets need only moderate amounts of exercise. Puppies who have daily access to a fenced yard will usually get enough physical activity.

Care must be taken not to over-exercise a puppy while their muscles and bones are still forming.

Until the age of 4 to 6 months, it is important that puppies be allowed to sleep after their play period or exercise and that children understand the need for their puppy to rest.

Because a Bassetís short legs do not allow it to easily keep up with someone who is running, a daily walk, with frequent rest stops, is one of the best forms of exercise for you and your new friend.