Duffus: the Basset Hound


I asked for the Basset Hound’s name and she told me that it was Duffus. She didn’t know what it meant, so I told her that in French it wasn’t complimentary. The closest English equivalent to Duffus would be the word ‘Dork’. Calling their dog Duffus wasn’t her choice, but her boyfriend that gave him that name.

Duffus and I had a long conversation. He was very helpful. Now I can see where my dog’s very thick and sturdy legs came from. His nose and his muzzle too. Dodoïte, my dog, is half Basset Hound, half Australian Shepherd, half Corgi and three quarter chicken.

There’s an organization called the Basset Hounds Club Of Canada https://www.bassethoundclubofcanada.ca/. Their stated goal is:

The objects of the Basset Hound Club of Canada, shall be the advancement in every legitimate manner possible of breeding, obedience trials, field trials, and the holding of conformity shows of the Basset Hound; the protection of the interest of their breeders and owners; and the dissemination of knowledge regarding same.

I highlighted the obedience trial. Basset Hounds and obedience? A Basset Hound is a nose on 4 wheels. The Basset Hound follows his/her nose and that’s it. When the dog is sniffing and tracking, try to make him/her follow your directions/instructions. I wish you good luck…


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