Hello fellow Basseteers, greetings from rainy old England! I have a 15 month old bitch called Chewie (full name Chewbasset - like Chewbacca, Star Wars fans here). She is the houndy love of our lives, we are all besotted with her. I had other breeds growing up but have never come across such a friendly, easy going, cuddle monster. My husband had never owned a dog before and has gone from being someone who was horrified if a dog drooled or shed on him to being a man who carries his heavy hound up and down the stairs so she can cuddle up in our bed. My daughter worships the ground she waddles on. I suspect we're a little bit obsessed and strange. So nice to find this board, it's great for Basset-specific advice.