It occurred to me that while many of you may recognize Bentley as a Basset Hound, you may
not know very much about his breed. When most people think of the Basset, the first image that comes to mind is the old 1960’s Hushpuppies advertisements. Their tagline was “Hushpuppies are dumb.” Let me start by saying that is simply not true; at least for the breed. The shoes might be kind of dumb, but that is another story. Basset are definitely not dumb. Sure, they can be stubborn and think very hard about a command before they decide whether or not it’s worth their time to obey. When I tell Bentley to do something, I can see him pondering if the reward is worth his effort. Sometimes he thinks it is and sometimes he doesn’t. That’s not because he isn’t intelligent; he is just a free thinker!
Bentley was an adorable puppy ♥