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Dachshund vs Basset Hound vs Bullmastiff – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Dachshund Basset Hound Bullmastiff
OriginsGermany France England
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank133951
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Other Names Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond Basset, Hush Puppy Bully, Bullie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Dachshunds group, in the section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club
Price $500-$700 $300-$500 $1200-$1500

General Appearance - Dachshund vs Basset Hound vs Bullmastiff

Size Small Medium Large
Weight Toy: 8-11 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 16-32 pounds (7-15 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) Male: 50-65 pounds (23-29 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 110-133 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-55 kg)
Avg. Weight Toy: 9.5 pounds (3.5-5.0 kg)Standard: 24 pounds (11 kg), Miniature: 12 pounds (5.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Male: 121.5 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg)
Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 8-11 inches (20-27 cm), Miniature: 5-7 inches (13-18 cm) Male: 12-15 inches (30-38 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm) Male: 25-27 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm)
Avg. Height Toy: 12 inches (30 cm)Standard: 9.5 inches (23.5 cm), Miniature: 6 inches (15.5 cm) Male: 13.5 inches (34 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm) Male: 26 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 25 inches (61–66 cm)

Hair & Care - Dachshund vs Basset Hound vs Bullmastiff

Coat Fine Dense Rough
Colors Blue Red White Tan Brown Silver Black Tan Gray Tricolor Brown Red White Black Fawn Red Brindle
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Dachshund doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Basset Hound doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Bullmastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
Basset Hounds shed moderately.
Bullmastiffs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Dachshund vs Basset Hound vs Bullmastiff

Temperament Clever Devoted Playful Courageous Lively Stubborn Affectionate Friendly Sweet Tempered Devoted Gentle Tenacious Alert Courageous Docile Loyal Reliable Calm Devoted Powerful Protective
Intelligent Rank
Average: Dachshund's has average obedience intelligence.
Low: The Basset Hound if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Basset Hounds are quite easy to train.
Bullmastiffs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Basset Hounds are not the most playful dog breed.
Bullmastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Dachshunds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Basset Hounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bullmastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Basset Hounds need for social interaction is average.
Bullmastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Basset Hound barks occasionally.
Low: The Bullmastiff barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Basset Hounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Bullmastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Basset Hounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Bullmastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Basset Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bullmastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Dachshunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Basset Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bullmastiffs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Dachshunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Basset Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Bullmastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Basset Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Bullmastiffs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Dachshunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Basset Hounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bullmastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Dachshunds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Dachshund vs Basset Hound vs Bullmastiff

Stranger Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very stranger friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Basset Hounds are very cat-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Basset Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bullmastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Basset Hounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bullmastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Basset Hounds are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Bullmastiffs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Dachshunds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Basset Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bullmastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Dachshund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Basset Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bullmastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Dachshund vs Basset Hound vs Bullmastiff

Health Issues
The Dachshund is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Basset Hound is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Acanthosis Nigricans Baldness Bloat Cancer Canine Diabetes Mellitus Cushing's Syndrome Deafness Demodectic Mange Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Intervertebral Disk Disease Legg-perthes Disease Lymphocytic Thyroiditis Mitral Valve Disease Narcolepsy Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies Bloat Cherry Eye Ear Infections Ectropion Entropion Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Intervertebral Disk Disease Obesity Panosteitis Patellar Luxation Thrombopathia Von Willebrand's Disease Cancer Entropion Heart Problems Hemangiosarcoma Hypothyroidism Kidney Issues Lymphosarcoma Osteosarcoma Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-12 years 8-10 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Dachshunds have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Basset Hounds have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Bullmastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Basset Hounds have an average exercise need.
Bullmastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Dachshunds sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Basset Hounds like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Bullmastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Basset Hound breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Bullmastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bullmastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Basset Hound has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Bullmastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Dachshund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Basset Hound drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Bullmastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Dachshund vs Basset Hound vs Bullmastiff

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies 6-8 puppies 4-13 puppies, average 8

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