Basset Dog Research Paper

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Basset hounds are extremely friendly and loving family pets who live for between 8 to 12 years. They have a short and hard textured coat which is usually tri-colours (black, brown, white). They are a pack animal who love attention from both human and other dogs and will become lonely and destructive when left on their own. They have a rounded skull with a deep muzzle and lots of loose skin which gives them a droopy look on their face. Their short legged appearance results as a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. They generally weigh between 60-65 pounds and are no more than 14 inches at their shoulder. Despite there appearance they are scent hounds who were originally breed for hunting small game such as rabbits and hare. Because of their …show more content…

He is a very affectionate and loving dog. He first came to the Doyle household when he was 6 months old as his previous owners hadn’t the space to accommodate his needs. Being an affectionate dog he got on well with the other two family pets a Golden Retriever Bruce and a Springer Spaniel Molly as you can see in the photo below. Fred seemed like an ordinary dog when he first arrived it wasn’t till he was approximately nine months that it was obvious that he had a problem with his front leg and began to limp. It was also discovered that he began to get swelling around one of his elbow joints. After a trip to the vets and further x-rays it was discovered that he suffered from elbow …show more content…

The lower end of the humerus has two rounded knobs the lateral and medial condyles. Between the two of these is a hole that extends completely through the bone, this is called the supratrochlear foramen. The ulna and radius act as one bone and are held together firmly by ligaments and always move together. The upper end of the ulna has a hook like process that fits perfectly in the supratrochlear foramen of the humerus. On the ulna there is a ridge called the trochlear notch, this fits against and rotates between the medial and lateral condyles on the humerus. At the base of the trochlear notch and at either side of it are the medial and lateral coronoid process that both the lateral and medial condyles of the humerus rest on the support the dogs weight. The upper end of the radius lies between the coronoid process of the ulna also supporting the dogs

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