Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: Previous owner, I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books
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.