Owning a Basset Hound will warm your heart ... they want to share their love, all the time! Looking like a cartoon character with their constant grin, their over-hanging belly, saggy eyes and floppy ears which are long enough to mop your floors, who can resist?
Basset Hounds have a warm personality, are very cuddly and love to have fun. They have such big hearts that they will share anything with you, even a peanut butter sandwich. Their great sense of humor and quirkiness will be sure to make you laugh!
They come from the family of hounds, and when out and about they will wander around to find interesting things to smell and be quite autonomous.
If you want a real buddy, don't mind dog drool and want to share a great sense of humour with your dog, then the Basset Hound is definitely one to have a closer look at.
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There are many sources to get your Basset Hound from. Considering the number of homeless dogs without a future, we strongly encourage you to consider rescuing a dog. Your local shelter or rescue organisation can be a helpful place to start, or try contacting your local or national breed club or a reputable breeder and asking if they have pets available for rehoming. Many rescue organisations have active Facebook pages, which can also be a good place to enquire.
Here are some links that could be useful for finding a Basset Hound to adopt:
To help your rescued Basset Hound to settle into your home, our Rescue Dog Guide gives you tips and advice on bringing your rescue dog home.
If you decide you’d prefer to get your Basset Hound from a breeder, the following guides will help you to find a responsible breeder:
The following organisations will be able to help you find breeders in your state in Australia. They will also be able to connect you with your local breed clubs, which are always a great source of information in regards to finding good breeders and rescue organisations.