Thursday, January 21, 2016

10 Basset Hound Facts You Should Know

   Have you ever seen a Basset Hound puppy? Those big brown eyes and long droopy ears can melt the hardest of hearts. You should be warned once you go Basset, you never go back. Before you make your decision here are 10 Basset Hound facts you should know.
Bentley Basset concentrating
1.  Basset Hounds are deep-thinkers. Okay, you might call it stubborn, but they will never admit it. They do obey and can be trained, but only when it benefits them in some way. #WillWorkForFood
Bentley Basset licking ice ceam
2.  Food is the way to a Basset’s heart. Don’t get me wrong, they will love you and are very faithful. Unless someone offers them food. Then, they will catch you on the flipside after they devour whatever food has been offered. You will never have crumbs on your floor again.
Bentley Basset sitting up in front of desk where lady is working
3.  They hound you relentlessly. If a Basset wants something, you might as well go ahead and give it to them. They will refuse to leave you alone until their demands are met. Why do you think they are called hounds?
Bentley Basset wearing a heart and paw print designed snood.
4.  Those adorable ears stay on the ground, in the mud and in their food. A snood can eliminate that problem, but be prepared to receive the 'mistreated Basset' look.
Close-up of Bentley Basset's face
5.  They have the ability to make you instantly feel sorry for them. This sad expression will be used to get whatever they want throughout their lives. Bassets know that humans are helpless against it.
Bentley Basset smelling a lamp post.
6.  A Basset Hound insists on smelling everything and I mean every little thing. You must never rush the sniff. Trying to rush a Basset is an act in futility. *Refer back to #1.
Bentley Basset getting his mouth wiped with a Drool Happens towel.
7.  Bassets rule the drool. If you don’t like slobber on your floors, clothes, and walls then a Basset might not be your ideal dog.
Bentley Basset and M. K. Clinton snuggling.
8.  No matter how big they get, a Basset still believes they are a lap dog. You are not allowed to disagree with this belief.
Bentley Basset stretched out on couch and foot rest
9.  Basset Hounds have the ability to sleep anywhere, anytime. Their favorite place to catch some zzz’s will always be where you want to sit. You will need to find another spot because they believe possession is 100% of the law.
Bentley Basset giving kisses.
10.They are lovers, not fighters. A Basset wants to hug, cuddle and be the center of your universe. It’s one of the best parts of loving a Basset Hound.
    Every breed has certain quirks that you can’t really appreciate until they have captured your heart. These were some of the lovable fun facts of the Basset Hound. If you want to find out more about the breed, please refer to my series, Basset Hounds 101 Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, and Part Five.

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35 comments :

  1. We think they're adorable. We've never seen a puppy, just adults. And you do, feel like doing anything to make them look happy!

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  2. We LUV basset hounds - momma has had four! Bassets and westies are all she's had - we's different for shures, but she luvs us both. Nuffin like a basset bayin!

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  3. I think I have some basset genes too for the sad look. After all bassets are super great... my mom visited the optician of her town every week and she even bought glasses although she did not need them that time.... just because there was a basset names Alphonse in that store :o)

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  4. Basset Hounds are funny. We GBGV's have a lot in common with you Bassets. Let's just say, hounds in general are pawsome!

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  5. You Bassets are GRRRRREAT... at MANY MANY thingys. Just sayin.

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  6. We have a basset puppy in my hood. His name is Winston. He is soooooooooo cute but really needs to grow into his ears.
    Wags,
    Ranger

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  7. BOL, this is too funny and cute! I love your ear bonnet!!! :)

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  8. What a great top ten, we think anyone would be honored to own a basset!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  9. Our mom is now thinking if we might be part Basset Hound!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  10. We love how each breed has there own special characteristics that make there peeps fall in love with them. Our Mom has been a dedicated pug lady for more than 20 years.
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  11. I always say their eyes make me melt :)

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  12. I have always wanted a Basset Hound. I laughed so hard when I read #8: "You are not allowed to disagree with this belief."

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  13. What a great list! Thanks for making us smile, Bentley! :)

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  14. Apparently the only difference between a Basset Hound and a Pug are their ears and drool! LOL!
    Love this :)

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  15. OK, if you skip the drool ...bassets sound a bit like cats. Maybe don't mention that to Bentley. LOL

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  16. Love that photo of him in the snood. If Mr. N's ears get any longer, he's going to need one!

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  17. What a sweetheart - I absolutely adore that third photo...so precious! And message loud and clear! (Come on, Mom...! Stop working!) ;-)

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  18. Such cute photos! My dog is a basset-beagle mix.

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  19. LOVE bassets! They have always been on the top of my "dogs to have" list. One day!!!

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  20. We can not say no to the hound dog look!! Bentley sitting and looking at you is so sweet!!

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  21. We love the Bassets' long ears and sad eyes.

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  22. That face makes you think they aren't very smart; that's how they get you! And when they are done making mischief, they sucker you again with those giant sad eyes!

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  23. These are fascinating Bassett Hound facts! Bassett's are quite distinguished.
    Love & biscuits
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  24. OMD, OMD, OMD, that pic of Bentley sitting up is HILARIOUS!!!! Ma is still lol!!!
    It's funny, 6, 7, and 9 are TOTALLY Moi !! Yuppers, so true! Especially 7....Ma has drool towels everywheres! And she says that the day doesn't start until she has dog drool in her hair! hehehehe
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  25. Living with a Beagle/Basset I'm so familiar with all these wonderful characteristics! Does yours howl? Shermie taught the doxies to howl so all three get going when the postman comes to the drive way. :)

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  26. Basset Hounds are gorgeous BUT I have to disagree with No. 7. I grew up with a St Bernard and they rule the drool! LOL

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  27. Love Bentley and you guys!! This is so great, I love the pics of him especially ones where he's sitting up!!

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  28. Bassets are cool dogs, love all the facts and photos.

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  29. Love this post and love Bassets!!! Such a great breed!

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  30. LOL what fun. I imagine the drool is spectacular.

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  31. Well I have always wanted a Basset but now I really want one. That picture of Bentley sitting up beside you is just the best ever. Bentley, you sure know how to tug at someone's heart.

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  32. *snort* Can you believe the mom thought that puzzle feeder would work with OUR treats??! #EPICFAIL (and she got video of it too.) She swears it has animal enrichment possibilities and is taking it to the shelter soon. MOL!

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