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