15+ Reasons Basset Hounds Are Not The Friendly Dogs Everyone Says They Are

The Basset Hound is a great pet. He is a little lazy and can rest for hours on a cozy couch. This is a sociable, kind, affectionate and gentle dog who gets along well with all family members, including children, he is non-aggressive, friendly, not afraid of strangers. He loves to take part in the life of the family: playing with children, driving a car for shopping, watching TV, etc. He will perceive the family as his flock, so loneliness is hard to endure, the larger the family, the better for a basset hound. This is a stubborn dog who likes to do things his own way. Because of his playful and slightly childish behavior, it is better to keep him on a leash when walking, because he can follow the smell that interests him and end up in a dangerous place, for example, on a road with cars. Basset Hound loves to eat very much, so he will beg for food and steal it whenever the opportunity arises. The disadvantage is his poor learning ability and unwillingness to execute commands. This dog is suitable only for a person with a strong character, energetic, patient, and determined.

Once you have a Basset Hound, it’s hard to imagine a better breed than these intelligent and floppy-eared dogs. Here are just a few things Basset owners know.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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