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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone have basset hounds

Hello, My mom just got a 7 wk old basset hound. A little tri color female. Does anyone have them. That could give us some advice. Thanks alot, Beth
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 06:26 PM
 
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Oh I love Basset Hounds, we had one a few years ago.. What do you need to know?
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just...

Wanted to get the basics on them. temperment, personality ect
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 06:39 PM
 
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Well ours was a male, he was very good, but being a hound he got a bit dominant, we had him neutered and after that he calmed down a bit.. The thing is they are prone to being a bit overweight, so watch the treats etc.. They tend to be a bit lazy, he never ran after any sticks etc, prefering to lay down and give the sad look.. Ours spent most of the time asleep on my bed, which was ok, till it got cold and he took most of the duvet.. He really was my mums dog, but whoever fed him was his favourite! We often joked, that if we got burgled, he would just lay there and watch, maybe he would get up and give them a bark.. He was a lovely dog, but at the age of 12, we had him put to sleep.. His back legs went, and it just was not fair to let him continue in pain.. We did all we could for him, it was so sad, mentally he was as bright as a button, he just could not walk unaided.. I miss him so much, even though it has been 8 years since his passing..
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-27-2005, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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i bet it was so hard to do that. Well, she is doing great in the housetraing department. She had a upset stomache today from eating a posionous plant. we called the vet and she said since she just chewed it and didnt eat it she would be okay and to give her a 1/2 tsp of pepto bismole. hopefully she will be okay.
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Hope she gets better soon? Can I see a pic aswell?
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 06:20 PM
 
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Oh I have a pic of him, if you want to see it?.. It was taken when he was a pup...
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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She is doing great and stools are back to normal. We are so glad too.


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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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sure
i would love to see him
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Aww she is cute!
Here is my beloved Barney...

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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 06:32 PM
 
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You can see the difference between the British and American Bassets, its the ears!
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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adorable. Look at those ears awwh how old was he then
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He was about 10 weeks old..
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wow they grow quick he looks twice her size and only three weeks older
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-28-2005, 06:43 PM
 
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The British Bassets are bigger than the US ones.. Over here they tend to be a bit taller and longer..
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