With their floppy ears, soulful eyes and droopy jowls, Basset Hounds have a tendency to make otherwise sane and rational people decide to get a puppy. However, no matter how adorable they look, these dogs are more than just a cute face. Before you decide to shop for Basset Hound puppies for sale, you may want to find out a bit more about this breed.
A good place to start is a simple breed overview, such as the one on puppyfind.com. Read up on the pros and cons of the breed to be sure you know what your new dog's characteristics will be. You may also want to take a look at the AKC's website and breed club sites for more information
It is also a good idea to talk to people who own adult Basset Hounds. They may mention things that aren't in the breed profiles, such as a Basset's deep, howling bark or its stubborn streak that it disguises as a lack of intelligence that can fool even the least naive owner. It is hard to believe your dog knows how to sit and is simply pretending he doesn't understand when he looks at you with mournful eyes.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|