Basset Hound Question

family pet

I am looking for a indoor/outdoor pet for my kids. I have an 8 and 7 year old. My wife is a stay home wife and I am looking for a playful pet but also for protection. Also, what can you tell me about the basset

    In Basset Hound - Asked by Anonymous - 11/18/2012 5:36:44 PM
i have a 3 year old male and he is play ful when people are at my house good with kids. And very lazy but over all a great dog.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/5/2012 9:19:15 PM

Basset Hounds are not protection dogs. If you want a family dog that will also be a watch dog - ie: alert family to people or animals on the property - then the Basset Hound works for what you want. But if you want a dog to physically protect your family through barking/biting/charging, ect; the Basset Hound is not the dog for you. Contact your local Personal Protection Trainer that can give you some idea's on what you want. On average, unless you train the dog yourself or pay someone to train your dog, most Personal Protection Dogs are German Shepherds, King Shepherds, Shilo Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, or Dutch Shepherds.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/1/2014 12:46:53 PM

Basset hounds are the best with children, Our bassets BARK at anyone they don't know that come or pass the house. In that way I would say they are protective. A Basset hound is a stubborn breed This is not the breed to rush go potty and come in on a rainy day, They will take there sweet time. Basset hounds have a really good nose and really takes after there name hound. They get on a sent of a rabbit, they don't think they just go. So a fenced in yard is a must!! However Basset hounds, tap into you and your families feelings, and if they are sad he/she will do whatever it takes to cheer them up. They are one of the best breeds for a family with young children. its a fairly healthy breed as well.. I absolutely love them..
    Answered by Kristee1987 - 10/10/2014 10:52:09 PM