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Basset Hound

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: N/A

Training: Previous owner, I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books

Quick to learn and train

4/5

Emotionally stable

N/A

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

5/5

Safe with small pets

2/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

0/5

Health

4/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Great watch dog

5/5

Great guard dog

1/5

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By

United States

Posted February 27, 2013

Basset hounds make wonderful pets! As with most hounds, they are relatively lazy indoors. This means they make great pets for any 9-5 worker. As with any dog, the more socialized they become early on, the better adult dog they will be. I am a sucker for a hound dog, so I tend to ignore the "negatives" some people see. I will be unbiased and share them:

-Hounds howl. It is a fact of life and there is no changing it. I have never met a basset owner who has been able to train the dog out of howling.
-They have predatory instincts. They will chase squirells, ducks, cats, skunks, anything!
-They follow their nose. If they catch a scent during a walk, they will want to investigate. If they catch a scent in the yard, you might have a dog tunneling under the fence.

I love the droopy, slobbery, chubby little guys. They make great pets for families and wonderful companions.

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