Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: Crate, Socializing
Posted September 3, 2016
Basset hounds are the most pitiful looking dogs. They steal your heart with those long, droopy ears and wrinkles all over their oblong body. This initial glance at one of these little guys is no let down in the future because Lacey was one of the best dogs I have ever owned.
The best part of owning a Basset Hound is their temperament. They are not easily angered and are patient with small children if they are well socialized as a puppy. They are relaxed by nature and aren't the type of dog to ruin your home.
The few downfalls of owning (if you can call it a downfall) a Basset Hound is their body type. These dogs aren't key for highly athletic families simply because they won't be able to keep up and sustain energy. Exercise is key for all dogs, but the Basset Hound will tire easily on those short, stubby legs. Another partial downfall is their drooling habits. This is only bad if you have really nice carpet or clothes that you don't want love juice smeared on.
I would totally recommend owning a Basset Hound as a pet. They are a loyal family dog that will bring you happiness beyond measure. They are easy to take care of and train and will pay you back with unconditional love and drool puddles.