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Bassett Hounds: Can they be kept outside?

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One day I plan to own a Bassett Hound. I was wondering if they can stay outside. I can put a nice heat lamp on them in winter if needed. I was asking this b/c I have a beagle and she stays outside. They have the same fur type.

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post #2 of 16

I kept my Willie Nelson outside all the time.

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post #3 of 16

Bassett hounds are hunting dogs.  They were originally bred to trail rabbits in all sorts of weather.  Provide a dry, draft free coop and a bassett will do fine outside.

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Willie Nelson....................I love WIllie NElson


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post #5 of 16
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Thanks!

Along with my parents, I breed, show and sell
Show Silkies, Show White Bantam Cochins, Showgirl Silkies and Ginger Red OE.

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Show Silkies, Show White Bantam Cochins, Showgirl Silkies and Ginger Red OE.

www.featherlegfarms.webs.com
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post #6 of 16

Growing up we had Bassets.

Daisy would literally FREAK out when we brought her inside, she hated the indoors

Brutus our male LOVED the indoors.

We brought them inside when it got REALLY cold, snowy etc... or if the heat was just too extreme.

But I have to say they MIGHT have slept indoors a total of 10 days a year!

Now of course I only have spoilt, pampered pillow pets (yes including the Boxer) lol

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~~Shelli~~

Wife to Chris, Mom to Syd & Emma (10 & 5)
4 dogs (Boxer, Boston Terrier, & 2 Chihuahuas), 1 cat, 2 birds(Green Cheek Conure, & Cockatiel), Parrot fish, Chickens (1 Buff Orps,  1 SS Hamburg, 2 RIR, 4 AmberLinks) Add in the ever revolving rescue into the mix no matter how long or short their stay is with us!
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I do too, lifetime fan and that dog looked like him.  Had to be done.

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post #8 of 16

You do have to watch the ends of the ears.  They are much longer and will drag on the ground, sometimes splitting or getting frost bitten.  Check on them and use some cream if needed.  Most dogs can acclimate given enough time.  Draft free housing with bedding will make life much nicer for the dog.
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post #9 of 16

It really depends on what the climate is like where you live.  We live in north central MN and I have a basset and I would never leave her outside 24/7 in the winter, even with her insulated draft free dog house.  She just doesn't have enough coat for that and it would be very hard on her.  If I had hunting dogs and had two or three that could curl up together in a house, then maaaybe.  But pet bassets are really "people" dogs and I don't feel leaving them outside alone all the time is fair to them anyway.  My girl likes being an indoor/outdoor dog as she pleases, which means she wants to be out a lot when it's nice and in a lot when it's cold. wink

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post #10 of 16
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We are in NC!

Along with my parents, I breed, show and sell
Show Silkies, Show White Bantam Cochins, Showgirl Silkies and Ginger Red OE.

www.featherlegfarms.webs.com
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Show Silkies, Show White Bantam Cochins, Showgirl Silkies and Ginger Red OE.

www.featherlegfarms.webs.com
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