128 Basset Hound Names for Your Floppy-Eared Friend
If you recently brought home a basset hound puppy or adult dog, one of the first and biggest decisions you will make for your new pet is to choose their name. The long-eared and low-to-the-ground basset hound turns heads wherever they go. For hundreds of years, packs of these hounds were used to help hunters in the pursuit of rabbits and other small game.
A type of hound known as a scent hound, basset hounds pursue their quarry using their excellent sense of smell. Their long ears drag the ground as they sniff, stirring up the scent and trapping it near the nose so they can process it better. When they catch the scent of their prey, they bay and howl as they take off in pursuit.
Their unusually short legs, long backs, and long, floppy ears can spark a long list of clever, silly names. Basset hounds also wear serious names well, so don’t think you must be comical in your choice. Whether you like common dog names or more unique dog names, here are some of our favorite basset hound names.
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Top Basset Hound Names
Some our favorite basset hounds names include:
Female Basset Hound Names
Ultra-feminine names take a fun turn when bestowed upon bassets. Consider some of these popular female dog names.
Male Basset Hound Names
Any of these more masculine dog names can work well for boy basset hounds. Some are popular and others are more unusual, but all are excellent choices.
Unique Basset Hound Names
Basset hounds are known for their trademark long bodies, short legs, long and droopy ears, wrinkled skin, and soulful expressions. Names that highlight these unique qualities are great fun.
Hunting-Inspired Basset Hound Names
Consider choosing a name for your basset hound that is a nod to the their heritage as a hunting hound dog.