Where Did Dogs Come From?

Where Did Dogs Come From?

Snowflake our dogTo be passionate about our beloved Dog companions it is only sensible to learn of their unique heritage. I started at my local library and found close to sixty or seventy book on dogs; training, health, companionship, and books on individual breeds each supporting the awesome benefits and contributions that the domestic dog has given us humans.

I found some controversy as to when our partnership with the dog first occurred. Precisely when the relationship formed between man and dog or man and wolf, is impossible to establish, but the dog was most likely the first animal to be domesticated.

Is My Dog Colored Blind?

Is My Dog Colored Blind?


Science has established that Dogs share the same 5 senses that people have; they see, hear, touch, smell and taste. Yet some of the dog’s senses are less developed and others extraordinarily more sensitive than ours. Knowing this can help us figure out just what our dogs are up to most of the time.

Should My Family Commit To A Long Eared Bassett Hound

Long Eared Bassett Hound


What kind of family should own a Bassett Hound? As much as I love the Bassett Hound there are a few physical and temperament characteristics that you should be aware of before committing to a Bassett Hound.


Pendulous Lips


The Bassett Hound in nature is very affection dogs and they will certainly rub slobber on your clothing, couches, and cabinets. The hound will get a drink of water from the bowl and water will be running from their jaws as they lift their head. Bassett Hounds, particularly the males have large loosely hanging lips that sway and swing as they go. They will often shake their heads so the slobber will fly everywhere and on anyone.

The Long Eared Bassett Hound

Bassett Hound



bassettThe Bassett Hound is an old breed which is a direct descendent of the Bloodhound.  The name Bassett Hound comes from the French word “bas” meaning low.  The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885. It has been recorded; George Washington owned Bassett Hounds which were given to him by Lafayette after the American Revolution.



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