That is silly of them. Every dog has faults. It's like finding a spouse; you just have to find the one with faults you can live with.God, he is a cutie!
I've only had my Basset, Beau, for a week and a half, but I can't imagine giving him up. Some of my co-workers actually tried to talk me out of getting a Basset, because "They howl and drool." Well DUH. Isn't that part of what dogs DO? Don't fault them for being what they are! From the look on their faces when I said that, it apparently never occured to these people that dogs act like, wait for it... DOGS! Is it any wonder so many great dogs are sitting in shelters and rescues? I wish people would learn to think before they get a dog, then maybe the dogs wouldn't end up homeless.