The Basset Hound is a breed of dog introduced in Nintendogs + Cats.

Description and Temperament

The Basset Hound was originally bred to help track and hunt rabbits, hares, and pheasants. Their short legs were bred in so that hunters could keep up with the spirited dogs. This popularized hound is mostly among hunters who could not afford the upkeep of horses to keep up with faster hounds. Thus, the Basset Hound became wildly popular shortly after being released to the public.

Unlocking the Breed

  • Toy Poodle & New Friends: 3,400 Owner Points or 15 days in a row
  • Golden Retriever & New Friends: 9,800 Owner Points or play 31 days in a row
  • French Bulldog & New Friends: Starter Breed


  • Sam/Rufus, owned by Ellie/Anita (Competitions only)




  • Basset Hounds share the same color options as the Beagle in Nintendogs + Cats.
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