Find a Basset Hound
Is The Basset Hound the Right Dog for You?
Gentle and sociable in nature, the Basset Hound is loyal to master and family, devoted to children, and mild-mannered and friendly towards other animals. The Basset Hound Club of America (BHCA), its Member Breeders, and BHCA Recognized Rescue organizations would like to provide prospective Basset Hound owners with the knowledge to make an informed decision regarding the purchase or adoption of this easy-going and comical breed. We have compiled a number of tools and guidelines to make this process a successful one for you and your family.
Please take the time to explore all of these materials to make sure that the Basset Hound is the right dog for you. Once that decision is made, the information provided here will guide you to finding a reputable BHCA Member Breeder or BHCA Recognized Rescue organization to help you in your search for your new family member.
Now that we know the Basset Hound is right for you, we'll help you find the right one from a reputable BHCA Member Breeder or BHCA Recognized Rescue.
Selecting a Breeder
There are many things to consider when selecting the breeder of your Basset Hound. We offer guidance on how to go through the process of obtaining a Basset Hound from a breeder including the questions you should ask a breeder and that the breeder should ask you. We also provide information on how and where to find a reputable breeder.
It is very important to understand the current marketplace regarding the buying and selling of dogs today. There are many responsible breeders, dedicated to breeding the Basset Hound. Unfortunately, there are also individuals and companies who don't have the best interest of the Basset Hound at heart. Learn what to look for.
Available Puppies and Adult Dogs
BHCA members are eligible to list litters, puppies and adults that are available to new responsible homes. The current list of available Basset Hounds can be found here.
Bringing Your Basset Hound Home
Learn how to introduce your new Basset to your home environment. It will take time for your Basset to adjust, and you want to give the best chance possible for a smooth transition. If you have children, learn how to introduce them to your new family member, as well as a good introduction to other pets you may have. It is important to "Puppy" proof your home, even if you are bringing in a more mature hound.