Because they’re so lovable, even more so when they’re caught in the act of running…
To see where the images above came from and to get your fill of running bassets visit: http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/basset-hounds-running?s=mobile
Basset: the name literally means “extra low”. “Bas” comes from the French word meaning low and “et” means rather. The Basset hound comes second to scent tracking following the Bloodhound. Bloodhounds are in the genetic make of bassets: a mix between Bloodhounds, Regular Artisien Normand and Basset Artisien Normand.
Some bassets have straight legs, these are the bassets needed to run fast and chase after rabbits and small game. The other more droopy-eared crocked legged bassets were bred for shows.
Droopy, cartoon basset created in 1943.
There are whole “Basset Waddle” festivals around the U.S. dedicated to this little dog. The Michigan Basset Rescue is a non-profit “dedicated to finding permanent homes for bassets in need” and is home of the original “Basset Waddle”. If you’d like to see the Basset Waddle get yourself to Canterbury Village Lake Orion, Michigan May 13-15, 2011 and see this Basset Waddle in action!
Some pics below from Michigan Basset Rescue.
One of the funniest talking dog videos I’ve seen below. Quoting the dog: “Yea, bacon, the maple kind, yea?”
Thanks to Elise for sharing the floppy-eared running bassets link with me!:)