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The Hunt

The Basset Hound was bred to hunt. Its keen nose and short stature are suited to small-game hunting on foot. As hunting has declined in popularity, many Bassets have lost their age-old skills. There are a few groups that promote hunting with Basset Hounds. The American Hunting Basset Association and the Basset Hound Club of […]

Puttin on the dog

This is part of the AKC Museum of the Dog in Queeny Park. If you look off to the right, you can see the constellation Canis Major (which contains the Dog Star, Sirius) above the main entrance to the museum. This day I was with a bunch Basset Hound lovers checking out the museum and […]

An afternoon with the hounds

Out for our weekly trek with the hounds allowing us to visit the scenic countryside in St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Basset Hounds are bred to hunt rabbits and other small animals. The hounds are low to the ground and very powerful allowing them to move in and out of brush with ease. They […]

Bassets on the run

This is one of my favorite recent photos taken while observing these Basset Hounds showing off their tracking skills. When processing the pictures from that day I did not remember any bassets being chased by horses. What was happening was that, while cutting through this pasture, the Bassets were running to join another group of […]

Interlopers unwelcome

These Basset Hounds are waiting to go home after spending a day in the fields showing off their tracking skills when another dog comes along from a neighboring farm.

The Critics

This is a photo I took about four years ago in St. Louis’ City Garden, a sculpture park in the downtown area. The critics are my two Basset Hounds, Lolly and Clementine. This park is full of interesting things to photograph. I will be returning later this week, watch here for the results.

Everyone loves Santa

Every year I am honored to be the photographer for Guardian Angel Basset Rescue’s “Photographs with Santa” at St. Louis’ Museum of the Dog. This is a fun event where dog owners line-up to have their Best Friends photographed. This produced one of those classic photos shown here. Guardian Angel (GABR) is a very successful […]