Breed Review: Basset Hound (16 Pics)

#10 Representatives of this breed categorically do not want to give up their favorite habits, preferring to change the lifestyle of their own owners as a compromise.

For example, all Basset Hounds are tightly "hooked" on comfort, so if the pet has chosen a specific place in the apartment, it is almost impossible to move its shelter to another part of the house. The solitude and loneliness of dogs are also not happy, so if for some reason you did not take the basset hound with you, and he really wanted to, get ready for small dirty tricks. They love eared ears and lie on sofas, from the first months of life, almost reflexively climbing onto the master's bed. Moreover, a secret passion for soft featherbeds remains even among those individuals who, it would seem, have been weaned from this habit. Left the house for an hour? You can rest assured that the Basset Hound will not miss the opportunity to take advantage of your absence and relax on your own bed.

#11 Basset Hounds are sociable and amusing dogs, but zealously protecting their own interests.

For example, they love to adapt the educational process to their needs and will try to break the rules of the game more than once if they are not satisfied with something. Accordingly, if you decide to raise an obedient pet, then do not make exceptions while the puppy is small and defenseless. Not that the basset is that pathological stubborn, it's just that he is too smart not to try to bargain for himself.

#12 An experienced owner or a specialist in a kennel club should teach the dog the rules of behavior in the house and teams, although this does not mean that the animal needs to be “pressured”.

Instead, try to look at the activity through the eyes of your pet, which will allow you to understand his desires and aspirations. With the right approach, Basset Hounds are like nuts to crack any discipline of obedience, as well as all kinds of dynamic competitions like agility. True, one should not rely on the breed's impeccable performance. After all, bassets are not service dogs, and they quickly get bored with constant twitching. Therefore, you will have to be aware of the fact that one day your ward will deliberately "not hear" the call or prohibition.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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