ABOUT BASSET HOUND HOME
Our passion over the last 12 years is to raise Basset Hound Puppies in a total home environment and as result, my adults and puppies consistently demonstrate a delightful, intelligent and happy disposition. Our concern lies in the overall health of our adults and puppies and health is guaranteed. We are constantly reviewing/updating the latest in animal health care and nutrition and implementing these updates to obtain the best possible results.
The Basset Hound is a short-legged hound dog with an unbelievably advanced sense of smell. The Basset Hound generally comes in two colors, Tri-color or Tan and White. The AKC originally recognized this dog breed in 1935 as a member of the hound class. It is widely thought that, as a hunting dog, the Basset Hound takes only a backseat to the Bloodhound regarding a sense of smell and tracking ability.
While the modern Basset Hound is French in origin, it is thought that short leg hunting dogs go back as far as ancient Egypt. It is also well known that scent hunting dogs were used as far back as the Roman Empire. In pop culture, the Basset Hound is featured as the logo for Hush Puppies brand shoes and also appears as a cartoon dog named Droopy. A Basset Hound also appeared in the popular show Lassie as the Collie’s best friend named Pokey early in the series.
TEMPERAMENT & ADAPTABILITY
The temperament of the Basset Hound is one of a sweet-natured, droopy eared, playful best friend. Basset Hounds tolerate other dogs very well and are excellent with children in most cases. They may be a little less fond of rabbits, but other family pets should do well with this dog breed.
Basset Hounds are very adaptable to apartment living as long as there is plenty of human attention. They don’t mind some alone time, but extended periods without human contact could lead to destructiveness and misbehavior. This breed does not do particularly well in extremely hot or cold temperatures so outdoor living is not recommended.