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Bentley, a beloved pet Basset Hound, is the inspiration for a new series of books, The Returns. Here's the adorable book cover of the first in the series featuring Bentley himself!
Today we honor American veterans. To all the brave men and women who have served... Thank you for your service to our country.
Here's a photo of a service member named Aaron and his dog Bruno...
Aaron posted his story over a year ago from Ft. Bliss, TX after he adopted a Basset Hound. I hope you and Bruno are both doing well. Click to read Aaron's story.
Unfortunately, Wanda had to put her beloved Basset Hound, Cooper, to sleep this past week. She adopted him when he was 10 and took good care of him for many years.
Matthew and his wife from WI just adopted a new Basset Hound from the Humane Society. It's their first Basset Hound. Read about how they became Basset people...
Ruby was a gift to my 12 year old son. He was diagnosed with Tourettes and was having a hard time. So one day we decided we needed a puppy to love.
Haley is a cat person who just adopted a Basset Hound puppy. Read about why she loves Basset Hounds too and check out her photos...
Just like all other Basset hounds, 13-yr-old Huango was so beloved to us, along with our two cats, Gypsy and Ruby. Besides our grieving for Huango on
Our family got Annabelle from the local vet the day she was due to be put down. She was left at the lake and at the vet for months (we did not see she
Ryan from San Antonio, TX shared a photo of his Basset Hound in her crate. She's really cute! But, doesn't look happy. Check it out.
In May of 2010 we received the love of our life. A little girl Basset. She was the best little girl. We lost her on the 1st of July. We would love to have
Yes, Basset Hounds shed! How much and when? Find out... and learn how to minimize the dog hair collecting around the house.
According to what I heard from neighbors, today was suppose to be the storm of the century in our area. Thunder storms, tornadoes, heavy rain, high winds! I had no idea.
Fortunately, dire predictions were incorrect and the severe weather did not materialize. But, we did get some heavy rain and thunder this morning.
My Basset Hound, Hunter, doesn't like thunder. He gets all upset and seeks a comforting spot in the house to ride it all out.
When the thunder started this morning, I heard him running around (nails clicking on the hardwood) trying to get to one of his safe havens. Unfortunately for him, he couldn't get to any of the places where he finds comfort:
- Playroom (under the table it's safe). Door closed.
- Master bedroom closet. Door closed.
- Standing shower in master bathroom. Darn, door closed again!
So where did I find him when I went looking?
I couldn't believe it. He jumped into the bathtub in the hallway bathroom! I didn't even know he was capable of getting in there.
Can't get in for a bath. But thunder, no problem!
I'd love to read your Basset Hound stories and I'm sure others would too. Click to learn how to share a story and photos.
The Basset Hound is a man made dwarf. But, a single evolutionary event is the source of this breed defining characteristic.
Lots of Basset Hound names including photos and stories. Find the pefect name for your new Basset Hound puppy or dog. Male or female.
Thanks to Angela for sharing info about her Basset Hounds meet ups Group.
There's an upcoming meetup on March 31, 2013...
David from Colorado is owned by two Basset Hounds...
He shares more photos and stories...
I have a wonderful 4 year old female basset hound (she's spayed). She loves people and used to love other dogs. However, over the past couple of months
One year ago it came to pass that I had to have Abigail put down. She was my 2nd Basset, 15 years old and I think I cried for three weeks. In her final
Grace from Massachusetts recently adopted an abandoned Basset Hound, Watson, who was in bad shape when he was found. He had very bad ear infections and had to have bladder surgery to remove stones.
She recently provided an update that Watson is enjoying his new home. But, unfortunately his ear infections will be chronic as a culture revealed the bacteria is resistant to antibiotics.
Grace is wondering if anyone else has dealt with chronic Basset ear issues? Has anyone had success with the cider vingegar/rubbing alcohol concoction to clean with? Any suggestions would be helpful.
If you have any suggestions for her, please leave a comment.
Rudy came into Michigan Basset Rescue on Christmas Eve. His owners took him to the vet to be put down as he had been hit by a car. After settling into his foster home and seeing the vet for a follow up, it turns out Rudy needs surgery to save his leg.
The rescue is hoping to raise $2013 to cover the estimated surgery cost. Rudy is only ten months old and has a lot of life left.
Check out his photos (he's so adorable)...
Also, here's the link to Michigan Basset Rescue:
Dexter, a Basset Hound with Addison's Disease, is enjoying a Merry Christmas thanks to a loving friend.
Dexter, a 10 year-old, Northern California basset hound is on a mission. Along with his adoptive dog-mom, Virginia Sajac, he is spreading the word that even older dogs with special needs can get a new lease on life...
My Basset Hound sleeping in his favorite bed...
If I slept like that, I'd wake up with a horrible neck ache. For sure!
This lucky dog has three beds right now (believe it or not). Two down stairs, including this one, and one upstairs in my bedroom. But, he LOVES this one the most! He used to sleep upstairs at night. Now (most of the time) he sleeps downstairs in this bed.
He's had this bed for about six months. Got it as a gift from my brother-in-law. It's washable (the fleece covering), still cushy, and has held up well.
It's a great holiday gift for the dog...
Don't worry if it arrives late! He won't know the difference.
Our house was feeling quite empty after we put our 12-year-old lab down. The local paper ran a story about the nearby animal shelter. It had a few pictures
My 10 month old Basset puppy Derfy LOVES to play with her favourite toy: a rubber chew toy in the shape of a chunk of meat (with a fake rubber bone through
Lexi and her Basset Hound, Copenhagen, are from Nashville, TN. As you can see, Copenhagen LOVES the water!
Basset Rescue Network has found a forever home for Beauregarde, a Basset Hound in need of a lot of help and care.
Oct 9, 2012. As I plan to get my flu shot this week, I came across an article, Pets may get the flu more often than thought. A few points from the article:
A Basset Hound with a superior ability to detect and distinguish odors teaches his human pack to slow down and smell the roses.
A few months ago I was on my way to AZ to finally live with my husband, after a year apart. I had already known what I was awaiting at my new home and
I have two Basset Hounds. One Tobby, who is 6, and another Summer, who is 10. If I raise my voice at Summer or don't show her enough attention she goes
A Basset Hound video collection. Laugh and learn something new! Includes Basset Hound 101, hunting videos, a talking Basset Hound, grooming.
Yes... Basset Hounds can run.
I was looking at this again and so I had to post it. If you need a good laugh, check out these photos.
Sept 2012. According to the American Humane Association, 3 to 4 million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized at shelters in the United States every year.
This is Curt's Basset Hound, Jack, from Monterey, California...
Jack was seriously hurt in 2009. But recovered from his injuries and lived happily with Curt for another 3 1/2 years. Sadly, Jack passed away recently.
My basset, Brandy, used to attack the tongue of my sneakers. One day I decided to stop avoiding her as I took off my shoes so I took an old pair and cut
Make a $50 donation to Basset Rescue Network Inc. and you could win an Angels Stadium Package valued at $2800.
Package includes 12 Dug Out Suite seats right behind home plate. Bring your friends / family and have a blast!
Dug Out Suite Special Amenities Include:
- Wide selection of dining and catering options
- Elevator access to private Dugout Suite level
- Viewing access to the Angels and visiting team underground batting cages
- Private in-suite restroom and access to private conference room
- Access to the Diamond Club and Knothole Club restaurants
- Dugout Suite concierge and personal suite attendant
Game dates are May 14th and June 17th.
The draw for the May 14th game is approaching soon. A name will be pulled on May 6th.
Her name is Penney. Boy does she love her rawhide. We just got her about two weeks ago. She is one and a half. We didn't really know what kind of toys
As everyone already knows, the legendary Dick Clark recently passed away. But, did you also know that he loved dogs? Apparently, he had many of his own and allowed them to roam around freely in his production offices. He also liked to feature dogs on his television shows. Here's a funny clip of a talking Basset Hound named Oscar from his show Friday Night Surprise in 1989.
One of the best things you can do to maintain your dog's teeth throughout his life is to brush them. Yes... brush his teeth! I know, you may be thinking... Are you kidding me? I've never heard of that!
That's what I thought when my veterinarian told me about this many years ago when my Basset Hound, Hunter, was a young pup. She also would remind me every year when I took him in for his annual visit.
So... Did I listen to my vet's advice? No, because I figured Hunter would be just fine.
And here's what happened:
As the years went on and my puppy grew into an adult dog, he began to have really, really bad breath. And then at the age of four, I noticed that some of his back teeth had turned black.
I learned that these problems were caused by a build up of tarter on his teeth. And what caused that? My failure to frequently brush his teeth. The same thing would happen to me if I didn't brushed my teeth for four years.
Plaque can build up on a dog's teeth just like it does with us humans. The best way to get rid of that plaque is to brush. If you neglect brushing as I did, then the plaque turns to tarter and tarter can not be removed by brushing. It requires a dental cleaning by a vet.
So, I took Hunter to the vet to get his dental cleaning. He came home with clean teeth and no longer had bad breath. At this point, I realized the importance of dog dental care. Now I brush Hunter's teeth every other day.
Here are a few reasons why it is important to brush your dog's teeth:
1. It helps to prevent the dreaded, stinky dog breath. Did you know that the most common cause of bad breath in dogs is tarter build up?
2. It will help you and your dog avoid costly, health issues. Neglecting your dog's teeth can lead to oral problems and other health issues some of which can be serious including periodontal disease and infection. In addition, while brushing does not eliminate the periodic need for a costly dental cleaning by a vet, it does slow the build up of plaque and helps to prevent oral disease.
3. Most importantly, your dog will be happier with healthy teeth!
When brushing your dog's teeth, make sure to use dental care products which are specifically designed for dogs. I use Petrodex Enzymatic Toothpaste and my dog really seems to like it. He actually tries to lick the tube when I take the cap off. And while he doesn't enjoy getting his teeth brushed, he does tolerate it.
If you are wondering... How in the world do I brush my dog's teeth? Click here for a great video to learn how.
If you live in Florida and are interested in adopting a Basset Hound, then visit the Suncoast Basset Rescue web site for more information.
Check out this video which features a Basset Hound named Tobie who is available for adoption:
If you were busy doing your taxes this past weekend and missed the Doo Dah Parade in Ocean City, NJ, then be sure to check out a video and some really great photos of the Basset Hounds that participated in this event.
If you live in the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York, or eastern Pennsylvania and are interested in adopting a Basset Hound then visit the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue web site for more information.
Beauregarde and Max:
The Ocean City, NJ Doo Dah Parade features over 600 Basset Hounds in a waddle that raises money for Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue. It will be held on Sat. April 14th. The Basset Olympics will take place on Friday, April 13th.
My Basset Hound, Hunter, enjoying Easter Sunday
April 2012. Apparently, a Basset Hound who lives in England was home alone when he ended up in a dire situation. He had knocked the telephone to the floor
In A Daisy in Heaven Staci describes how she recently lost her beloved 12 year old Basset Hound. She shares some great memories too.
As I read the story, I noticed that Daisy loved some of the things that my Basset Hound, Hunter, does:
- rolling in piles of stinkiness
- long walks
- stuffed animals, but not the ones with squeakies
- burying bones / toys by pushing leaves and dirt on top of them
March 2012. In 2011, there were an increasing number of complaints to the FDA about dogs becoming sick after eating chicken jerky products imported from
My dog, Hunter!
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