Is a Basset Hound The Right

Dog For You And Your Family?

Before making the decision to purchase a Basset Hound, ask yourself the following questions:
If you have been accustomed to dogs with high energy levels, will you be happy with the calm, even temperament of the Basset Hound?
Bassets do not make good jogging companions and are not the best dog with which to have a game of catch. Will the Basset fit your lifestyle expectations?
Because of their long ears, low-slung structure and hefty size, Bassets have special needs, including needing their ears cleaned 3 or 4 times a month. Will you enjoy meeting these needs?
Because they possess a hunting instinct, Bassets tend to roam and should be kept in a secure, fenced area. Are you able to provide this type of environment for your Basset?
A single Basset may not do well when left alone for long periods. Will you have the time to give your Basset a great deal of attention and affection?
The friendly, easy-going personality of the Basset makes him a poor guard dog. Is this acceptable to you?
If you have answered yes to the above questions then a Basset Hound may be the right dog for you.