At what age do most bassets begin howling? I've had 2 bassets in the past, one never howled and i can't remember how old the other was when she started howling. I'm thinking around 1 year? I LOVE the basset howl. There's nothing like it! My parent's basset, Mabel, can have a whole conversation with you. I am wondering when my 10 month olds will start. So far they just bark with the occasion extended bark that could work into a howl at some point. I tell Mabel to teach them how to Woo and she tries but they just look at her like she's nuts! How old were your bassets when they started howling?