Ethel

Yesterday I posted a photo of Fred, a Basset Hound I helped rescue last summer. Here is his sister Ethel. The two were found with no collars, tags or other form of id. While they were in my care they were nameless. They are a bonded pair and stuck to each other like glue soContinue reading “Ethel”

The Hare and Hounds

You know it is fall when you experience opening day of Basseting. During the fall season through winter, about a dozen Basset Hounds are tested to see if they can find and follow the scent of a rabbit. Once the scent is found the Hounds go on full alert and try to find their elusiveContinue reading “The Hare and Hounds”

Basset on my chair

Over the weekend I was honored to care for two lost Basset Hounds. This hound and his sister were found wandering around a nearby neighborhood. I am affiliated with a Basset Rescue group in the Midwest so I took them for a few days until they could be transferred to the rescue group. These houndsContinue reading “Basset on my chair”

The Creek

Basseting in Grubville, MO with 6 Couples (12 Basset Hounds). A local family loaned us their farm for the afternoon allowing us to hunt through the open fields, creeks and woods. The hounds spent two and a half hours in the fields before returning to the farmhouse for an early dinner before driving back toContinue reading “The Creek”

Basset Hounds

Many of our Sunday afternoons are spent in St. Charles County watching these hounds demonstrate their tracking skills. They are part of Three Creek Bassets, a professional pack of Basset Hounds that compete nationally. Their short powerful legs allow them to forage through dense brush where rabbits hide. Their goal is to track the rabbitsContinue reading “Basset Hounds”

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 ofContinue reading “The Hunt”

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. TheyContinue reading “An afternoon with the hounds”

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 ofContinue reading “Bassets on the run”