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13 Interesting Facts About Basset Hounds

Posted in Basset Hound with tags on 2012/11/27 by bassetthounds

INTERESTING FACTS

1- Basset Hounds usually howl when they’re left alone for long periods of time.
2- They were originally bred for hunting small game.
3- The male Basset Hounds (when adult) usually weigh from 55-75 lbs.
4- Basset Hounds should be brushed every week so they won’t shed hair as much.
5- The Basset Hound’s coat is made to be used in all weather conditions.
6- A Basset Hound’s ears were created to hold the scent of the animal they’re hunting for its strong nose to smell.
7- Since a Basset Hound has large paws, it is most likely to have disorders in the paws, like fungus infections between the toes.
8- The Basset Hound is short-legged and has heavier bones (considering its size) than any other dog.
9- The Basset belongs to the Hound group.
11- Bassets have a tendency to get fat because their sad look makes their owners feel bad for them and feed them more than usual.
12- When Basset Hounds become fat, it may result to back problems or heart trouble.
13- The inside of a Basset Hound’s ears should be cleaned once a week.

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Actividades en Puerto Rico de Mascotas que disfruten !

Posted in Uncategorized on 2012/11/20 by bassetthounds

Top 10 Reasons It’s Good to be a Dog

Posted in Basset Hound on 2012/07/28 by bassetthounds

1. If it itches – you can scratch it – even in public

2. No one notices or cares if you have hair growing in some weird places as you get older

3. Personal Hygiene ain’t too bad – its not like you have to bathe everyday & somebody else combs your hair

4. Having a wet nose is a sign of good health

5. You don’t need fancy entertainment systems – you got a bone

6. You can spend hours smelling stuff

7. You can spend all day sleeping, if ya want!

8. It doesn’t take much to make you happy. You’re excited just see the same old people day after day. Heck all they have to do is leave the room for 5 minutes and come back in – and you’re happy

9. You never have to pay for lunch or dinner – OR worry about your table manners AND ……………………

10. If you gain weight – it’s someone else’s fault!

How do you Spoile your Basset Hound

Posted in Basset Hound with tags on 2012/05/15 by bassetthounds

 

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New toy for my Basset wooohooooo

Posted in Basset Hound with tags on 2012/05/02 by bassetthounds

 

Duke has hit that stage where he gets so fired up that he chases his tail, run laps around the couch at lightening speed, and literally hops straight into the air when battling it out with his green stuffed PetSmart dog toynamed “Squeaker.”  Now imagine if you will a 20 pound Basset Hound all of 12 inches tall hopping up off the ground with all four paws in the air at the same time and long ears flapping in the wind.  It is indeed a sight to behold.

Well, after a long and stressful day at work, I have this energizer bunny in the shape of a Basset staring me down and guilting me into play.  Naturally a romp in the yard and the chasing of a ball is not enough for this log on legs and he meanders over to where I just kicked off a pair of old Doc Marten boots.

You would think it was a scene from Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom.”  I have never seen a dog stalk and attack a pair of boots with such ferocity.  Man, he sassed that boot and, once brave enough, finally grabbed it by it’s long lace and dragged it onto the rug. That’s when he went in for the kill.  After about five minutes of growling and biting at the boot, I guess he figured it was mortally wounded as he wrestled it under the coffee table (his Dog Cave) and began alternately chewing and napping.

A Prayer For Basset Hounds

Posted in Basset Hound with tags on 2012/04/30 by bassetthounds

A Prayer For Basset Hounds

 “Dear Lord as we start each day
There’s just one gift for which I pray

Please watch over all Basset Hounds everywhere
And bless them with someone to care.

Watch over the pups with plenty to eat
And the hungry strays out on the street
Those getting treats each time they yap
And those who struggle for every scrap

Those that sleep on a nice soft bed
Those with hard ground under their head
Those who play with girls and boys
And those who never have any toys

Those kept clipped and brushed and clean
And scruffy ones that don’t smell too keen
Those who get to ride in cars
And those that sit behind cage bars

Those that flunk obedience school
Dig up the yard, snore and drool
Chew up your stuff, chase the cat
And they’re still loved in spike of that

And those that are as good as gold
But left out to shiver in the cold
Chained up and forgotten there
They long for a warm home to share

Please God, as we end each night
Help more people do what’s right
For each Basset Hound they meet, to do their best
And send your comfort to all the rest.”

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Basset Hounds Obedience Training Video Really Good One!

Posted in Basset Hound on 2012/04/27 by bassetthounds

 

 

Great Basset Hound Training Video Enjoy !

 

The droopy eyes and floppy ears, who could resist the face of a basset hound? These enthusiastic, all-purpose dogs were developed to flush out game for hunters in 16th century France and were a gift to George Washington.

While they are low to the ground, basset hounds are not small and weigh in between 40 and 75 pounds on average. They are sturdy, heavy boned, capable of surprising endurance in the field, with a mild fun loving temperament. As with all hounds, they love to be outside, sniffing everything.

While basset hounds make great family pets, they are prone to a few health issues that can be avoided and managed.

Obesity is very common among basset hounds and can best be prevented with daily exercise and a strict feeding schedule. Slow down their eating so they won’t swallow a lot of air, and feed them smaller portions throughout the day to prevent bloat.

A tear gland issue called ‘cherry dye’ is also common and should be addressed by a veterinarian to prevent infection. A basset’s floppy ears, while part of their charm, can trap moisture and cause ear infections. To help prevent an ear infection, be sure to dry their ears after a bath or going in water.

If you think a basset hound might be the right breed for you, do research, meet a few and consider adoption first. There are basset hound rescue groups across the country with lots of dogs waiting for a forever home.

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