Last Weekend I was at the South of England Basset Hound walk set the historical Alice Holt Forest which is located on the Hampshire/Surrey border.
The South of England Basset Hound Club hold a number of walks around the South of England including Studland Bay and Swanage by the beach. Generally we get a great response and occasionally have other hound owners wanting to join in on the action, it’s a wonderful opportunity to have a great family day out.
Lead, ready. Biscuits, ready. Camera, ready. Basset, ready. Off we go!
The walk was very successful with minimal muddy puddles and escapee Bassets and a fun afternoon was had by all! If nothing else, it’s always hilarious to see how small children react to Basset Hounds, torn between horror and fascination!
We’re always looking into new ways to get people involved in our shows and walks and whether you show your Bassets or not.
We are holding another Summer Show & Fun Day on the 28th of July. As usual we hold a Show in the morning and the Fun Day in the afternoon with lots of games involving sausages, biscuits, fancy dress and prizes. What’s not to like? For more information, follow the links at the bottom of this page.
Speaking to one of the walkers, Jonathan Hazan who has two Bassets, Thora and Peggy said;
“It’s great to be able to get together with like-minded basset enthusiasts and share battle stories about our hounds. Thora and Peggy particularly enjoy the attention, pausing briefly to pose for photographs before dashing ahead to lead the pack. Although they are seven and eight years’ old, they are still full of energy and if you don’t keep a close eye on them, they will dive into the undergrowth in full pursuit of any small, furry creature that takes their fancy. Luckily, there are plenty of willing volunteers with better behaved bassets on hand to assist with their safe return.”