Dandy – Female Lab / Basset Mix

By Pammy
In Adopted
Jun 15th, 2013

 Congratulations to Dandy who has been adopted!!!!

Mix a fun loving Lab with a sweet Basset and this is what you get – our darling Dandy. She is a 4 year old Lab/Basset mix who was left to die by her previous owners.

She is a sweet girl who is happiest when she is with her humans. She gets along with other dogs and would be fine in a family with ‘dog-friendly’ children. No cats please! dandy

Although she is a very well behaved girl, she would love to take some basic obedience training with her new family. She would also need to learn the ‘rules of the house’ in her new home so she can be the BFF you have been looking for.

She has been dreaming of a ‘forever home’ who will never abandon her – could it be yours. Dandy is current on all vaccines, microchipped and spayed.

If you’d like to know more about becoming Dandy’s new forever family, please contact Pammy’s 2nd Chance Rescue. Please use the form located below.

Read on for some great information about the Labrador!

One of the most popular breeds in the USA, the Labrador Retriever is loyal, loving, affectionate and patient, making a great family dog. Highly intelligent, good-natured, very willing and eager to please, it is among the top choices for service dog work. Labs love to play, especially in water, never wanting to pass up the opportunity for a good swim. These lively dogs have an excellent, reliable temperament. Labs are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human leadership and need to feel as though they are part of the family.

Labs are easily trained. Some may be reserved with strangers unless very well socialized, preferably while they are still puppies. Adult Labs are very strong; train them while they are puppies to heel on the leash, and not to bolt out doorways and gateways before the humans. These dogs are watchdogs, not guard dogs, although some have been known to guard. They can become destructive if the humans are not 100% pack leader. There may also be problems if they do not receive enough mental and physical exercise and are left too much to their own devices. The smooth, short-haired, double coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush regularly with a firm, bristle brush, paying attention to the undercoat. Bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary. These dogs are average shedders.

The Basset Hound is sweet, gentle, devoted, peaceful and naturally well-behaved. It fits into family life well. Its temperament should always be friendly, and never vicious, moody or harsh, and would only become so if the owners lead the dog to believe he is pack leader over humans. It is mild but not timid; very affectionate with its master and friendly with children. It can be a bit stubborn with meek owners and needs a firm, confident, and consistent owner who displays natural authority over the dog. Dogs need to know the rules of the house and have the humans stick to them. Bassets like to do tricks for food. They have a deep musical bark. Housebreaking is difficult, but they do well with positive reinforcement and patient, gentle training.

To keep the Basset Hound healthy, it should be given plenty of exercise, including a long daily walk to keep the dog mentally stable, but discourage it from jumping and stressing the front legs. This breed will run and play by the hour when given the chance. Because of their keen noses they tend to roam when they pick up a scent. Take care when off lead that the dog is in a safe area. When they pick up a scent they may not even hear you calling them back as their complete focus will be on finding the critter at the other end. With proper training, they are obedient, but when they pick up an interesting smell, it’s sometimes hard to get their attention.

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