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.