Once you go basset, you never go back. At least, that's the buzz on the internet. Basset Hounds are among the most pleasant-natured and easygoing of all breeds.
Some are dignified, but most are clownish. Almost all are reliably good-natured, sociable, and peaceful with everyone — strangers, children, and other pets, too.
At a dog show, one can count on seeing cheerfully wagging tails in the Basset Hound ring.
Basset Hounds are independent thinkers who don't particularly care about pleasing you. Most Basset Hounds are stubborn and can be manipulative. You must show them, through absolute consistency, that you mean what you say.
If you are considering to own a basset hound, or you’ve just become a new basset hound owner, there are some realities you do need to fully accept.
Check out the twelve realities new basset hound owners must accept on the next page! …and if you already are a basset hound owner, see if you can relate!