I'm at the stage where I'm looking for another basset to keep Barney company. He is now 7 months and will be neutered next month. While I realize that there is no guarantee, I keep looking at your pictures of your dogs sleeping and playing together and am hoping that I could have the same result. I was pretty much convinced that a female would have a better chance of obtaining this pipedream of mine, but now I'm doubting myself. All those dogs of yours that are cuddling together, are they males, females, or mixed?