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Old 01-19-2011, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Famous people with Basset Hounds!

I know Elvis Presley sand about a Hound Dog and he was singing Hound Dog on American TV many moons ago and I was wondering if people on here know of 'famous' people who own or have owned Basset Hounds.

I'm in the UK so some on here may not have heard of ex footballer Mike Channon, (now racehorse trainer) who used to have Bassets back in the 70s and 80s but I don't know if he does now. Also ex newsreader Angela Rippon was a Basset owner and I have photos of her somewhere, because a few years ago I wrote to her about Bassets and she wrote a lovely letter to me and sent me some photos of her and her Bassets!




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Columbo had a Basset .... So too did Rosco in the Dukes of Hazzard

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Old 01-19-2011, 10:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn and Hugo



John Roll, the federal judge killed in the Arizona shooting, had two Basset Hounds.

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George Washington had Bassets given to him by Lafayette, although they were likely Basset Artesien Normands.

Dixie Hall, wife of country singer Tom T Hall, used to be a noted Basset Hound breeder
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Marilyn Monroe had a basset when she was married to Joe DiMaggio-

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Candice Bergen was on Regis and Kelly a few years ago with her very spoiled Basset. I believe she said he was a rescue. She had a "spay and neuter your pets" message.

Here is a link to a picture of her Basset having a spa day:

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"George Washington had Bassets given to him by Lafayette, although they were likely Basset Artesien Normands."

Hey this brings to mind a question. My daughter thinks Cannoli is a Basset Artesian Normand, I just looked at pictures and she does look like them as she is slimmer and a bit long legged for a basset? I have just thought she is probably not a well bred basset so not a perfect breed standard, but now I wonder. My daughter has mentioned it several times but until I saw the above quote I hadn't really looked into it.
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Emperor Napoleon III had basset hounds and had sculptures made of them (not the same breed we know today of course but an ancestor)
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"George Washington had Bassets given to him by Lafayette, although they were likely Basset Artesien Normands."

Hey this brings to mind a question. My daughter thinks Cannoli is a Basset Artesian Normand, I just looked at pictures and she does look like them as she is slimmer and a bit long legged for a basset? I have just thought she is probably not a well bred basset so not a perfect breed standard, but now I wonder. My daughter has mentioned it several times but until I saw the above quote I hadn't really looked into it.
Highly unlikely, as there are very few, if any, BANs in North America.
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I was doing some reading and that's what I am finding out as well. I probably won't convince my daughter though LOL
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It looks like Dick Cheney was a one-time owner of a Basset Hound called Cyrano in 1978!

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C'mon people, how could you forget about Fred in "Smokey and the Bandit"?

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