Helpful info on Bassets — best of youtube

Bassets have a few traits that make them a little different from other dogs:

Smart but stubborn. They don’t score well for trainability. 

Skin issues! Ears must be cleaned regularly.

Diet issues! Often prone to stomach issues. Need a quality diet to keep healthy and avoid weight gain. 

Bassets are second only to the Bloodhound for sense of smell. If the dog finds an interesting smell, it is likely to not hear you– it’s on sensory overload and busy!

Due to its long body, it is prone to back issues. No stairs! 

Not great swimmers– not because they can’t swim, but they’re so heavy, keeping their heads well above water is not as easy for them. If you are planning an aquatic outing, get your dog a life-jacket.

Basset Hound Facts:
Animal Planet featurette on Bassets
A short training video… really! It’s possible!

4 thoughts on “Helpful info on Bassets — best of youtube

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    • You have NO IDEA how this touches me, truly! This means a lot. I’m very grateful for the encouragement. For a couple years the only response I got was spam about web site design. 😦 Do you have a Basset or Bassets? They’re such a mess. I’ve got two barking at me this very minute… about to lose my hearing. Be well, and many thanks again! (And if you know any readers, Monkey Mind is a funny series where Haint has a Basset sidekick, Naughty Britches. )


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