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

"Find similarities and differences between Pocket Beagle vs Dachshund vs Basset Hound" Compare Pocket Beagle and Dachshund. Which is better: Pocket Beagle or Dachshund or Basset Hound?
Name Pocket Beagle Dachshund Basset Hound
OriginsEngland Germany France
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank6201339
Reviews040
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Other Names Mini Beagle
Olde English Pocket Beagle
Miniature Beagle
Toy Beagle
Teacup Beagle
Teckel, Tekkel, Tekkel Doxie, Weenie Dog, Sausage Dog, Bassotto, Worshond Basset, Hush Puppy
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. 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.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
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
Price 500-1500 $500-$700 $300-$500

General Appearance - Pocket Beagle vs Dachshund vs Basset Hound

Size Small Small Medium
Weight 8-15 pounds (4-7 kg) 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)
Avg. Weight 11.5 pounds (5.5 kg) 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)
Height 7-12 inches (18-30 cm) 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)
Avg. Height 9.5 inches (24 cm) 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)

Hair & Care - Pocket Beagle vs Dachshund vs Basset Hound

Coat Smooth
Short
Fine Dense
Colors White
Cream
Black
Tan
Lemon
Red
Brown
Liver
Blue
Gray
Blue
Red
White
Tan
Brown
Silver
Black
Tan
Gray
Tricolor
Brown
Red
White
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Pocket Beagle requires minimal 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.
Shedding Level
Pocket Beagles shed moderately.
Dachshunds shed none to minimal.
Basset Hounds shed moderately.

Characteristics - Pocket Beagle vs Dachshund vs Basset Hound

Temperament Gentle
Sweet
Lively
Curious
Happy
Sociable
Brave
Intelligent
Calm
Loving
Watchful
Determined
Clever
Devoted
Playful
Courageous
Lively
Stubborn
Affectionate
Friendly
Sweet
Tempered
Devoted
Gentle
Tenacious
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Pocket Beagle's has great intelligence.
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.
Trainability
Pocket Beagles are easy to train.
Dachshunds are easy to train.
Basset Hounds are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Pocket Beagle is a playful breed.
Dachshunds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Basset Hounds 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
Pocket Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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.
Social Needs
Pocket Beagles are a social breed.
Dachshunds are a social breed.
Basset Hounds need for social interaction is average.
Barking
High: The Pocket Beagle is a very vocal breed.
High: The Dachshund is a very vocal breed.
Average: The Basset Hound barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Pocket Beagles are good watchdogs.
Dachshunds are average watchdogs.
Basset Hounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
Pocket Beagles are average defenders.
Dachshunds are average defenders.
Basset Hounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Pocket Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Basset Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pocket Beagles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Pocket Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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.
Prey Drive
Pocket Beagles 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.
Dachshunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Basset Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Pocket Beagles are apartment-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Pocket Beagles adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Pocket Beagles 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.
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.
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 - Pocket Beagle vs Dachshund vs Basset Hound

Stranger Friendly
Pocket Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Pocket Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Pocket Beagles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are average friendly towards cats.
Basset Hounds are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Pocket Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Dachshunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Basset Hounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Pocket Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dachshund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Basset Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pocket Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Dachshunds are not the best breed for elderly people.
Basset Hounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Pocket Beagles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Dachshunds are generally with other pets.
Basset Hounds are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Pocket Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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.
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 Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog 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.
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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Not really
Pocket Beagle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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.
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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Pocket Beagle vs Dachshund vs Basset Hound

Health Issues
The Pocket Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
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.
Health Problems Eye Diseases
Epilepsy
Hypothyroidism
Beagle Dwarfism
Funny Puppy Syndrome
Chinese Beagle Syndrome
Cleft Lip
Cleft Palate
Cryptorchidism
Hermaphroditism
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Epiphyseal Dysplasia
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
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
Life Expectancy 10-13 years 12-15 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Pocket Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
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.
Exercise Need
Pocket Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Dachshunds have an average exercise need.
Basset Hounds have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Pocket Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
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.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 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.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Pocket Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Dachshund breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Basset Hound breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers warm weather Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Pocket Beagle has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Dachshund has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Basset Hound has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Pocket Beagle is a perfect example for very low 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.

Reproducibility - Pocket Beagle vs Dachshund vs Basset Hound

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 3-5 puppies 4-8 puppies 6-8 puppies

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