2014-01-30 13.33.26

Basset Hound Wearing Glasses

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Just a couple of pictures of our Basset Rudy wearing his reading glasses..2014-01-30 13.33.26 2014-01-30 13.33.35

Fall is a Good Time to Buy Your Dog a Coat

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Our dog Rudy likes to walk, but he hates winter and being cold.  That's why we bought him a couple of dog coats.  He also has a sweater that he wears sometimes.  Dog coats have come a long way and fit much better than they used to.  Basset hounds actually don't mind having a coat on, because they are such wimps with bad weather.  The newer coats are easy to put on them as well.  Some velcro straps and your are done.

 

Just beware of the coats that go go too far back on the underside if you have a male basset hound.  We learned that the hard way and found that they will pee all over them! Ha!

Zack & Zoey Nor'easter Blanket Coat for Dogs, 20" Large, Orange Zack & Zoey Nor'easter Blanket Coat for Dogs, 20" Large, Orange
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Scheppend Adidog Pet Clothes for Dog Cat Puppy Hoodies Coat Winter Sweatshirt Warm Sweater,Grey Medium Scheppend Adidog Pet Clothes for Dog Cat Puppy Hoodies Coat Winter Sweatshirt Warm Sweater,Grey Medium
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PetCee Dog Jacket Waterproof 100% Polyester- Fleece Lined Jacket Reflective Loft Dog Coat Climate Changer Fleece Jacket (Black L) PetCee Dog Jacket Waterproof 100% Polyester- Fleece Lined Jacket Reflective Loft Dog Coat Climate Changer Fleece Jacket (Black L)
List Price: $29.00
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CHN'S Comfortable Pet Dog Clothes Winter Warm Vest Jacket Coat Sport Clothing (L, Blue) CHN'S Comfortable Pet Dog Clothes Winter Warm Vest Jacket Coat Sport Clothing (L, Blue)
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PanDaDa Pet Faux Pockets Coat Fur Trimmed Dog Puppy Hoodie Jacket Costume Rose XS PanDaDa Pet Faux Pockets Coat Fur Trimmed Dog Puppy Hoodie Jacket Costume Rose XS
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Basset Hound wearing a hat

Rudy the Basset Hound Models Some Clothes

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I thought I would share some pics of Rudy in some hats.  He also has socks on in one photo.  Surprisingly, Basset Hounds don't seem to mind too much when you put clothes on them.  I guess that is why there are so many stores selling dog clothes, especially for larger dogs.

Basset Hound with Socks on feet

Basset Hound wearing a hat

Wearing a hat

Basset Hound Collars

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Does your basset hound try to slip his collar over his head? Mine does that all the time. It is so annoying, yet you know how stubborn bassets are!  If they smell some food across the street , that is where they want to go. I have often thought that a good collar for a basset would actually be a harness. I always hate to make the collar tight enough to keep it from slipping over his head.  A harness would have some really good benefits.

A harness would keep my dog safe.  I am always concerned that he will slip the collar off just when a car passes by or something. I think a harness would stop that.  He might drag me into the street, though. Ha!

If you are looking for basset hound clothes or maybe interested in the harness idea, you can find some great deals here.

Authentic Puppia Soft Dog Harness, Red - Medium Authentic Puppia Soft Dog Harness, Red - Medium
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20 new from $7.66  10 used from $6.14

Description

The Puppia Soft Mesh Harness is one of the best-selling harnesses for dogs of all sizes. Made out of 100% Polyester soft mesh, this harness is comfortable, safe and stylish. This harness was designed with the dog's comfort and safety in mind.

Puppia Soft Harness The Puppia Soft Harness is our best selling harness. It is made out of 100% Polyester Air Mesh, which is light-weight, breathable and very soft to the touch. Available in 12 different colors and 6 sizes, this harness is sure to fit most dogs very comfortably. This harness features soft edges (piping), some in contrasting colors, a genuine Puppia rubber label on the chest portion, an adjustable chest belt with a easy snap on/off buckle and a D-ring on the back to hook any standard leash onto the harness. Although this harness was developed with smaller breeds in mind, over the past few years, Puppia has added larger sizes to accommodate larger dogs. Collar vs. Harness There is nothing wrong with using a collar and a leash on a dog, as people have used them for a long time. A collar is a good functional tool when training your dog to walk on a leash. The use of a collar can sometimes cause strains in your dog's neck and trachea and for small breed dogs, this can be very dangerous. Smaller breed dogs have small necks and small necks have fragile throats and tracheas. Using a collar can sometimes lead to a collapsed trachea and cause respiratory problems. A harness is designed so that when a dog is walking on a leash and it pulls forward, the pressure is distributed throughout the dogs' chest preventing the dog from choking and hurting its throat. Sizing The Puppia Soft Harness comes in a variety of sizes from Extra-Small (i.e. 2-3 lbs dogs) to Extra-Extra Large (i.e. 60-70 lbs dogs). It is very important to measure your dog properly and the image below will help you measure your dog properly. Just like us humans, individual dogs vary in size and physique, so choosing a size based on a list of breeds should only be used as a suggestion. Always use actual measurements from your dog taken with a tailor's tape measure or even a piece of string and then lay it against a yardstick. As a rule of thumb, if your dog is in between sizes, please go up a size. For the Soft Harness, one of the most important measurement you will need is the dog's neck measurement. Since this harness has to fit over the dog's head, please make sure the harness' neck opening if large enough to fit your dog's head through. The dog's neck should be measured at the place where a collar would naturally rest (base of neck). It is very important to take the measurement at the base of the neck, otherwise you will wind up with a harness that is too tight or won't even fit over the head. IMPORTANT: Unlike human clothes, pet apparel designers have different sizing characteristics, so please do not purchase a Puppia harness based on the size of another manufacturer/designer. Also, just because your dog is small to you, does NOT mean it automatically fits a size small harness. You have to take various measurements into consideration before you purchase this harness. All dogs are built differently and some dogs have very deep or broad chest, whereas some dogs have a large head compared to their body. So please make sure you measure correctly and make sure your dog's head can clear the neck opening of the harness, as this portion is NOT adjustable. If you are looking for a harness that is adjustable around the neck, as well as chest, we suggest trying a Puppia Superior Harness or Puppia RiteFit Harness. Both are available through Amazon.com. Fitting Below are some pictures of the Soft Harness being worn by various different sized dogs. When sized properly, the harness should rest below the neck (right around the shoulders), which allow the harness to distribute the pressure evenly across the chest and prevent any choking.

Features

  • Authentic Puppia Soft Dog Harness made out of 100% Polyester
  • Adjustable chest belt and quick-release buckle Comfortable padded neck opening
  • Machine washable, but hand washing and air drying are recommended
  • Please check the sizing chart image for correct size. The size chart indicates the actual measurement of the product. (Please make sure your dog's measurement do not exceed the size chart measurement)
  • Please make sure the harness' neck opening is large enough to fit your dog's head through. Unlike human clothes, pet apparel designers have different sizing characteristics. Please do not purchase a Puppia harness based on the size of another manufactuerer/designers.

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BarkPark Expert Dog 9-Piece Agility Course Kit, Green/Beige
BarkPark Expert Dog 9-Piece Agility Course Kit, Green/Beige
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1 - Onyx Nylon Pet Vest - X-Small - Yellow
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BarkPark Small Dog 6-Piece Advanced Agility Course Set, Blue/Red
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(12 Pack) Burns - Original Chicken & Rice Dog Food 15kg
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(12 Pack) Burns - Weight Control Dog Food 15kg
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(10 Pack) Burns - Original Chicken & Rice Dog Food 15kg
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(10 Pack) Burns - Weight Control Dog Food 15kg
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(10 Pack) Fold Hill - Working Dog Essential Chicken 15kg
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Beefeaters Sweet Potato Chips, 2-Pound Bag
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How Important is Good Dog Clothing – Quality or Cheap?

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Good dog clothing will have some tell-tell marks in the construction. Anyone who truly understands dogs, will be aware of the things that will make dog clothing a lasting investment. Cheap construction in large sewing mills, will not result in a good quality stitching and a lasting garment. The type of stitch as well as the type of thread will largely determine how long the clothes are usable.

If you have a large dog, it is even more important to get clothes that will stand up to the pressure. Large dogs will strain the stitching much more than the smaller breeds. This is an important consideration when you look at price vs. quality.
Good dog clothes will cost more and as you buy for a larger dog, the price goes up even more.

Some things to look for specifically when you are looking to buy dog clothing.

1. Stitching should be tight and the ends should be backstitched at least 1/2 inch. This is what holds the stitching tight and will keep the fabric from ripping under stress.
2. The fabric should be hemmed properly and the edges should be either bound or fused, depending on the materials used.
3. The attachment points should be heavy buttons or Velcro. Velcro is used many times and it is easy to get your pet into and out of, but velcro can get really muddy and matted with hair. Large buttons, if sewn correctly, will give you at least as good a garment as the velcro, if you can hold Fido long enough to get the buttons fastened.

Since you are going to pay your hard earned money for these dog clothes, get quality and you will have them for a long time.

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Basset Hound Clothes – Discount

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So many of you have asked, "where can I get clothes to fit a Basset Hound?".  Well here is the answer.  Actually many dog clothes will fit a Basset Hound, and surprisingly, they like to wear clothes.  Bassets will really love to wear a raincoat because they generally hate the rain.  Some Bassets are also very girlie and like to be cuddled and primped so they may actually let you put sweaters on them in the house ans such.

Find some nice clothes below for your beloved Basset Hound or other large dog.

Outward Hound Kyjen  22020 Ripstop Dog Life Jacket Quick Release Easy-Fit Adjustable Dog Life Preserver, Medium, Orange
Outward Hound Kyjen 22020 Ripstop Dog Life Jacket Quick Release Easy-Fit Adjustable Dog Life Preserver, Medium, Orange
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ThunderShirt Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket, Heather Gray, X-Large
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Dog Calming Aid - Chewable Time Release - Chamomile Flower, Passion Flower, Thiamine Mononitrate, L-Tryptophan - 60 Chewables
Dog Calming Aid - Chewable Time Release - Chamomile Flower, Passion Flower, Thiamine Mononitrate, L-Tryptophan - 60 Chewables
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Outward Hound Kyjen  22027  Neoprene Dog Life Jacket, X-Large, Orange
Outward Hound Kyjen 22027 Neoprene Dog Life Jacket, X-Large, Orange
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ZenPet Pro Collar Comfy Pet E-Collar For Dogs Large
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Dog Harness,Geega Pet Soft No Pull Pet Harness Vest Reflective strip Padded Dog Body Harness (L)
Dog Harness,Geega Pet Soft No Pull Pet Harness Vest Reflective strip Padded Dog Body Harness (L)
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HANDS FREE LEASH- Enjoy Freedom When Running, Jogging, Walking or Hiking with your Dog! Adjustable Belt, Lightweight Pouch for Treats, Poop bags. Reflective stitching * Free Dog Training Ebook!*p
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American Kennel Club Extra Large Calm Coat Anti-Anxiety and Stress Relief Coat for Dogs Royal Blue
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Pet Trouper Grooming Deshedding Slicker Brush. NO.1 For Detangling & Dematting Small, Medium & Large Dogs + Cats, With Short to Long Hair. Cut Shedding, Massage & Stimulate Healthy Coats. GUARANTEED!
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Personalized Name Plate Dog Collar - Laser Engraved, Waterproof, & Odor Proof - Available in 4 Sizes
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2-in-1 Pet Glove: Grooming Tool + Furniture Pet Hair Remover Mitt - For Cat & Dog - Long & Short Fur - Gentle Deshedding Brush - Rubber Tips for Massage - Soft Groomer Mitt - Your Pet Will Love It
2-in-1 Pet Glove: Grooming Tool + Furniture Pet Hair Remover Mitt - For Cat & Dog - Long & Short Fur - Gentle Deshedding Brush - Rubber Tips for Massage - Soft Groomer Mitt - Your Pet Will Love It
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BUBBAS, Super Strength Commercial Enzyme Cleaner-Pet Odor Eliminator. Gallon Size Enzymatic Stain Remover-Remove Dog-Cat Urine Smell From Carpet, Rug Or Hardwood Floor And Other Surfaces. 128 FL OZ
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Authentic Puppia Soft Dog Harness, Red - Medium
Authentic Puppia Soft Dog Harness, Red - Medium
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EconoLed Large Pet Dog Cat Lion Wigs Mane Hair Festival Party Fancy Dress Clothes Costume(Brown, L)
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Chicken Jerky Dog Treats Made in USA Only - One Ingredient: USDA Grade A Chicken Breast - No Additives or Preservatives - Grain Free, All Natural Premium Strips - Healthy Training Snacks for Dogs
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Imperial Pets Grooming & Deshedding Brush, Blue, Medium
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Lion Mane for Dog, Dogloveit Dog Costume with Gift [Lion Tail] Lion Wig for Dog Large Pet Festival Party Fancy Lion Hair Dog Clothes Dress
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Personalized Dog Collar with Custom Hi-Def Text and Art, An Embroidered Dog Collar Alternative - Available in 5 Sizes
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Pet Grooming Tool|Pet Shedding Tool and Pet Dematting Comb Rake Tools Suit,applies to Small ,Medium & Large Dogs+Cats,Pet deshedding brush Remove shedding and tangled hair up to 95%,Lifetime Warranty!
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MoJo's Professional Deshedding Tool/Dog and Cat Brush for Shedding, Best for Short to Long Hair Cats & Dogs, Ideal for Small, Medium and Large Breeds, Leaves your Pet with a Healthy Shiny Coat
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Dog Beds – Comfort Makes for a Healthy Pet

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When we think of dog clothing, we seldom consider that dogs sleep a good portion of their lives.  Who cares if your dog wears the most fashionable clothes around, but has a terrible bed to sleep in.  Actually, my dog has 3 beds.  Each one is slightly different and I think he likes each one at separate times of the day.

My dog is a Basset Hound and he really does sleep a lot.  Sometimes  I think all he does is sleep and eat.  When I consider all the money we have spent on him, I am glad it was mainly for things that make his life more comfortable.  Before you go out and buy a bunch of dog clothes for that new dog of yours, be sure to take care of his or her basic comfort.   A good bed will help you have a happy dog.

One of the first things to look for in a good dog bed is whether it can be washed.  Many dogs including hounds have a very smelly oily skin that gets into the bed real quick.  Make sure the bed you buy can be washed in the wash machine every few weeks.  We usually try to wash the bed at least every month.

The next thing I would look for in a good dog bed is materials it is made of.  Some dogs have skin allergies and the last thing you want to do is make that worse by getting a bed stuffed with something that your dog is allergic to.  There is no real good way to discover whether your dogs' bed is causing him to scratch, except to remove it and see if the itching gets better.  Many times dogs become allergic to certain materials over time.  Just be alert to this when providing bedding for your dog.

Where the bed is placed is a very important component to the overall dog bed discussion.  Dogs like to feel protected when they are in their bed.  Most dogs prefer to have their bed located against a wall, or even in a corner.  To them, this provides some security.  When you are gone and they are all alone in the house , they appreciate the comfort and security of their bed.  My dog was trained to use a kennel ( that is, a big wire cage), when he was young and he still considers it one of his favorite beds.  He knows when he goes in there, he is safe.

Dog beds are more important than dog clothes, so make certain that before you go out spending money on dog coats and dog sweaters, that you get your beloved dog a good bed or two to snuggle in.

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