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10 Reasons You Need A #BassetHound In Your Life
  • May 9, 2017
  • Posted by editor
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Do you share your home with a Basset Hound? If not, it might feel like something’s missing. Maybe it’s too clean or too quiet. Once you bring home your very own, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without a Basset!

1. Because your camera roll is empty.

It’s impossible not to delve into amateur photography when you get a Basset Hound. As they run across the yard with their ears flapping about, and as they fall asleep in adorable positions, you’ll never run out of photo ops. All of your Facebook friends will soon get used of your endless doggy updates. Everyone loves a good Basset!

2. Because you need a new hobby.

Though they’re happy to just laze around with you on the couch, the Basset Hound has many talents. They’re bred for their superior smelling abilities, and can track down scents for miles. Even if you don’t hunt, you can find many dog sports to enjoy with your hound. Nosework and barn hunts are easy with a Basset. At home, you can play hide and seek, though your dog is sure to win every time.

3. Because your life needs more laughter.

Basset Hounds are the goofiest dogs you’ll ever meet. They’re always tripping over their long ears and dragging their jowls across the floor as they hunt for crumbs. From those hilariously stubby little feet to those big soft ears, you’ll always find reasons to laugh when your hound is around.

4. Because every kid needs one.

Basset Hounds are great with kids. They love to play and get plenty of scratches. Of course, all dogs can bite if they’re scared, so your kids should be taught to be gentle. Always supervise kids and dogs and watch for signs of distress. Kids taught to play nicely with their Basset will have a lifelong friendship. These hounds are devoted to their kids and look forward to their playmates coming home from school every afternoon.

5. Because you need a dog that thinks for himself.

When you tell a Basset Hound to “come,” it’s not unusual for him to pause as though to “think about it,” before coming back to you. Of course, a Basset can never refuse a tasty treat, and that powerful nose always knows when you’re trying to hide something yummy in your pocket. Even so, this independent thinker has a personality like none other.

6. Because someone has to let you know that a squirrel sneezed 3 miles away.

To a Basset, us humans seem terribly impaired. How could we possibly compare to those long, powerful ears and that distinguishing nose? Whether you need a hunting buddy or someone to be on the constant lookout for home intruders, this hound is your best choice.

7. Because you have too many leftovers.

A Basset never refuses a snack. Their stocky stature makes it easy for them to gain weight, so you’ll have to be careful not to overdo the goodies. It seems impossible, though, when you have those sad brown eyes staring back at you. You might just be motivated to eat healthier knowing that your Basset is entitled to a bite of everything you eat. Plain veggies, unseasoned meat and small amounts of cheese make perfect snacks to share with your lovable hound. Never feed cooked bones, or anything that contains chocolate, onions, grapes or raisins.

8. Because your bed is too empty.

A full grown Basset weighs about 60 pounds, but they can sprawl out to take up most of a California King sized mattress. You won’t mind sleeping on just a sliver of your bed, however, as you’ll always feel safe, loved and warm with your hound snoozing away at your side. Get ready for hot, moist breath in your face and gentle snoring in your ear. The most devoted Basset Hound fans wouldn’t have it any other way.

9. Because your tennis balls are too dry.

Nothing beats a fun day in the sun playing with your favorite hound. Those droopy, drippy jowls are sure to soak any ball or toy that your Basset fetches, but you’ll quickly get used to it. A day at the park is way more fun with a Basset, and you’ll enjoy exercising together to stay trim and healthy.

10. Because you’ve never known love like this before.

You may have owned other types of dogs, but none like this one. The love of a Basset is loyal, unshakeable and unique. It won’t be long before you start craving another wrinkly pup – and another, and another.

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Comments

  1. Joan Friston
    On May 12, 2017 at 1:16 pm, Joan Friston said:

    I m,iss my Basset every day. Where can I find a new friend to adopt me?
    Lonely Joan

  2. editor
    On May 19, 2017 at 3:43 am, editor said:

    So sorry to hear you lost your Basset, Joan! If you’re ready to love again, it might be time to look for a reputable breeder in your area, a Basset Hound rescue, or you might even find one on PetFinder.com. Best of luck!

  3. Anne Smith
    On April 9, 2019 at 10:59 pm, Anne Smith said:

    Basset hounds are definitely laughter. Mine will suddenly stop walking in the middle of a walk. She will try lie on the ground and not move unless I start move back towards the house. Then she suddenly has the energy to move (probably hoping for treats…)

    Anne Smith
    Writer at get intrusta antivirus

  4. Lori Slentz
    On May 12, 2019 at 8:29 pm, Lori Slentz said:

    I lost my basset Henry a year ago due to cancer. My life has not been the same. I miss him every day and I’m trying to find other one

  5. Kat
    On July 19, 2019 at 3:45 pm, Kat said:

    My basset became my best friend immediately! He is a handful but his kisses and love is all I need!

  6. w smith
    On August 6, 2019 at 12:11 am, w smith said:

    without a doubt the best dog in the world. not for everyone but if you love that ‘what’s in it for me’ attitude you will have a best friend like no other.

  7. peggy zazzetti
    On August 25, 2019 at 5:54 pm, peggy zazzetti said:

    I had four wonderful bassets. Mom,Dad, and one puppy from the litter. The most wonderful time in my life. They went to the lake with us. And all the neighbors knew my baby’s. But one day the mom became sick and soon died, three months later the husband died, four months after that the baby died. My world crashed. No more sunshine. They died of broken hearts. I had to find a new baby to take away my loss. Her name was “happy”. The sweetest little girl. She was with me for 12 years and died in May this year. She had cancer. I will find a little girl to love and help my broken heart mend. Basset hounds are pure love and joy. The only breed I will ever have. Peggy Sue

  8. Riley Ortiz
    On September 12, 2019 at 1:48 am, Riley Ortiz said:

    I lost my Bassett 5 years ago , had him as a puppy , married , moved to new house neighbors mother ran over him , she never tried to apologise or make up for it .He was playing with another neighbor’s dog ,broke my heart . Wife wants a Schnauzer ,we can’t agree , so no dog .

  9. William Bland
    On October 5, 2019 at 10:07 pm, William Bland said:

    I was reared with Basset Hounds. Beautiful breed and fantastic with kids. My current BH is named Belle Basset, a stunning tri-colored gal. She is the most beautiful basset hound in the gallaxy. Even though she eats like a truck driver, she stays relatively slim through three walks per day. And Belle is surprisingly fast with trans-warp speed capability. Just ask the backyard squirrels and kitty cats in my neighborhood. Belle is always ready for a nap or a snack. Bedtime is a challenge as Bassets do take full command of the sofa or the bed. All in all, Bassets are a great breed. Belle is one smart, loyal companion. Go get one today!

  10. William Bland
    On October 5, 2019 at 10:08 pm, William Bland said:

    I was reared with Basset Hounds. Beautiful breed and fantastic with kids. My current BH is named Belle Basset, a stunning tri-colored gal. She is the most beautiful basset hound in the gallaxy. Even though she eats like a truck driver, she stays relatively slim through three walks per day. And Belle is surprisingly fast with trans-warp speed capability. Just ask the backyard squirrels and kitty cats in my neighborhood. Belle is always ready for a nap or a snack. Bedtime can be a challenge as Bassets do take full command of the sofa or the bed. All in all, Bassets are a great breed. Belle is one smart, loyal companion. Go get one today!

  11. Ginger A Roberts
    On October 16, 2019 at 4:44 am, Ginger A Roberts said:

    I loved and miss my two wonderful babies Daisy and Buddy I would love to have another Basset Hound in my life again but I can’t find any in my area. So sad

  12. Pamela Lemish
    On October 21, 2019 at 5:52 am, Pamela Lemish said:

    My current BH is named Slippers. She is one in a million. So loyal, caring and has anxiety issues when I’m not around. I wouldn’t have it any other way. My king size bed is just the right size for her, as is the couch and loveseat.

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