My next door neighbour’s dog is one of the naughtiest dogs I have ever known! It chews anything, raids the outside bin at least once a day and humps everything it can get its paws on! But the only question on my mind is this: Is it just my neighbour’s dog being a bit daft or are all basset hounds silly! Well, it seems it might be the latter of those two things…
Ten of the Craziest and Funniest Basset Hounds You’ll Ever See
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Basset Hounds
10 – “Ohh! Look at me, I’m scary. Seriously, Halloween sucks can we go home now?”
9 – “I swear it just attacked me! I was just looking for some loose crumbs in the toy box!”
FACT: Basset Hounds were bred to hunt in packs. Therefore, they are very social and affectionate. They are also calm, mild-mannered, and gentle.
8 – “Elementary, my dear Watson! …Oh! Your names Frank is it!? Oh well.”
FACT: Basset Hounds can be both sensitive and stubborn. They may get upset when scolded and at times may behave as though they don’t hear your commands.
7 – “OK, I know this looks bad but I can explain…It all started with a strange smell.”
FACT: After the French Revolution (1789), the Basset Hound was a favoured hunting dog because it was a slower moving hound that could more easily be followed on foot and was useful in tracking small game.
6 – “Why did you throw this innocent stick away? What has it ever done to you?”
FACT: Basset Hounds have great endurance and can follow a scent for hours. But, since they also love naps and don’t mind spending the day lounging around, they have a tendency to become overweight. Therefore, a Basset Hound needs regular exercise to keep its weight in check.
5 – “If Dumbo can do it so can I…believe!!!”
FACT: Because of the extremely long ears of Bassets they are prone to ear disease. If their ears are allowed to dangle on the ground or in food on a daily basis they are capable of developing chronic and potentially fatal ear diseases.
4 – “Why are you lot walking on the ceiling?!?”
FACT: Bassets might howl or bark when they want something or to suggest that they think something is wrong (like a storm is coming). They also use a low, murmuring whine to get attention, which sounds to many owners as though their Bassets are talking.
3 – Why did the Mexican throw his girlfriend off a cliff? TEQUILA!!!
FACT: Because of their droopy eyes, the area under the eyeball will collect dirt and become clogged with a mucus. It is best to wipe their eyes every day with a damp cloth. This helps to lessen the build-up and eye irritation.
2 –”Stay cool human, I attacked that newspaper that was going to kill us all!”
FACT: The Basset Hound is an old breed which is a direct descendant of the Bloodhound and has a nose that is almost as outstanding. Some sources suggest the Basset Hound may have originated from genetic dwarf dogs that were born in litters of different types of hunting hounds.
1 – “Stop laughing at me, I’m nesting.”
FACT: The first use of the word “Basset” in describing a breed of dog with short legs can be found in early French text written in the sixteenth century.