Basset Hound Health, Care, Love & Fun!

A Friendly Place to Learn About and Share the Breed

If you're considering a Basset Hound as a pet or already have one, then you may have many questions:

  • Is this breed right for me and my family?
  • What's the best way to find one?
  • And once I have one, how do I train and care for him?

These are the questions that I had back in early 2002 when my husband and I were thinking about adding a Basset to our family.

If you're thinking about this breed of dog as a pet or are seeking information about the best way to keep your Basset happy and healthy, then this web site is perfect for you.

We eventually decided to get a dog and we named him Hunter - for fun we call him Hunter Bunter. He has been a great addition to our family. He's friendly, adorable, and gentle. He can also be quite stubborn at times. But, we love him to death.

I've learned a lot about the breed through my initial research and of course from my experiences with Hunter and he's always teaching me something new.

I created this web site to provide a valuable, free resource that answers all of the questions you may have about Basset Hounds. I frequently add new information to the site and the best way to stay informed is to subscribe to my blog (no email address required).

To learn more about Hunter, me, and this web site read my about page.

Are you a breed enthusiast like me? If so, I'd love to hear your stories. Click here to share your stories, personal experiences, and knowledge.

And finally, here's a photo of Hunter that's a favorite of mine:

Favorite Basset Hound Photo

Summer 2008 - 6.5 years old

Use the following site guide to find the information that you're seeking. It provides a brief description of each article listed in the navigation column.

About the Breed

A Detailed Basset Hound Breed Profile
The Basset Hound breed is a loving, mild-mannered, purebred dog. Learn more about his behavior, size, health and care, and personality.

Adopting from Basset Hound Rescue
Basset Hound rescue organizations have many wonderful Basset Hounds in need of loving homes. If you want a Basset Hound as a pet, adopting a homeless hound from a rescue organization is one option to consider.

Basset Hound Puppies... So Adorable! But, Should You Buy One? Maybe. But...
Basset Hound Puppies are not for everyone. Before buying, ask yourself a few key questions. Find out if this type of puppy is right for you and your family.

Is Owning a Basset Hound for Me? Find Out...
Thinking about owning a Basset Hound? These three steps will help you determine if this breed is for you.

Interesting Basset Hound Facts for a Comprehensive Overview
Basset Hound facts providing important and relevant information for all who are interested in learning about this unique breed.

Dog Books with the Best Basset Hound Information
These books are filled with excellent Basset Hound information that will help you raise a healthy, happy, and well-behaved Basset Hound.

Health and Care

Basset Hound Care - Keeping Your Dog Healthy
Proper Basset Hound care is essential to keeping your dog happy and healthy. Prevent problems that can lead to an unhealthy Basset Hound and costly veterinarian bills.

Basset Hound Grooming: Brushing, Bathing, and Nail Trimming
Basset Hound grooming should be part of your dog care routine. It's important for maintaining excellent Basset Hound health.

Proper Basset Hound Training Leads to a More Enjoyable Dog Ownership Experience
Basset Hound training is the key to raising a well-behaved, well-adjusted Basset Hound. Teach your Basset to master the basics.

Real Basset Hound Names and the People Who Love Them
Lots of Basset Hound names including photos and stories. Find the pefect name for your new Basset Hound puppy or dog.

Basset Hound Health and Care: Preventing Common Health Problems
If you're concerned about Basset Hound health and care, read about the best way to ensure optimal health for your beloved Basset Hound.

Looking for a Basset Hound Toy? You and your dog will love these...
Fun and games with your Basset Hound! A unique Basset Hound toy and a favorite Basset Hound stuffed animal.

Choosing the Best Dog Bowls
The best dog bowls are durable, sanitary, safe, and easy to clean. Which is the best your dog? Stainless steel, ceramic, plastic, no spill, slow feed? Find out...

Just for Fun

Basset Hound Information, Stories, Personal Experiences, and Knowledge
Basset Hound information and stories, contributed by breed enthusiasts from around the world.

My Favorite Basset Hound Gifts
Unique Basset Hound gifts for Basset Hound lovers. From personalized to simple, these gifts will surely please almost any breed enthusiast.

Basset Hound Pictures and Photos for Basset Hound Lovers
These books are filled with lots of Basset Hound pictures and they make a great gift for anyone who loves Basset Hounds.

Basset Hound Video Series: Funny and Informational
A Basset Hound video collection. Laugh and learn something new! Includes Basset Hound 101, hunting videos, a talking Basset Hound, grooming.

Dog Friendly Hotels and Vacations. Because the dog deserves a break too!
With dog friendly hotels and other accommodations, why leave the dog home? One year my dog vacationed in Corolla, NC (Outer Banks) and he loved it...

Basset Hound News, Information, and Commentary
The latest Basset Hound news stories. You can easily comment about the news or add your own news about Basset Hounds.

Webkinz Basset Hound: Online Fun and Games for Children
Webkinz Basset Hound is one of the many popular, stuffed pets that does more than sit on the shelf and collect dust.

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My Basset Hound, Hunter

My dog, Hunter!
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