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Basset hounds. Running.
November 21, 2012 2:47 AM   Subscribe

Bassethoundsrunning tumblr is most definitely the most hilarious animal tumblr ever. So glad I found this again!
posted by thylacinthine (33 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
The jowls... it's all about the jowls.

Great stuff, wish there was more of it! Thanks for posting.
posted by kinnakeet at 2:56 AM on November 21, 2012


Holy shit those're some weird looking dogs. I mean, in a kind of awesome way but still, fucking weird.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 2:59 AM on November 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Basset hound skin is like the sweatpants of the animal kingdom.
posted by orme at 3:22 AM on November 21, 2012 [25 favorites]


Yes indeed, dogs are stupid, ridiculous things.
posted by pompomtom at 3:24 AM on November 21, 2012


+1, and +1 again for not bloody cats for a change.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 3:27 AM on November 21, 2012 [7 favorites]


This is the perfect antidote for my depressed, stressed mood. Thank you!

/bassets are so freaking adorable
posted by alaijmw at 4:21 AM on November 21, 2012


*grump*
Dear The Internet: We have enough cat videos dog tumbrs thank you.
/*grump*

But, seriously, needs moar gifs!
posted by Mezentian at 4:24 AM on November 21, 2012


That doesn't look at all comfortable for the hounds.

Are those jowls entirely natural, or is this yet another case of maladaptation through intense selective breeding, like the extreme fragility of modern thoroughbred racehorses, the predisposition of squashed-face cat breeds (Persian, Himalayan, and derived breeds) to sinus infections, or the fat, stocky build that somehow became the breed standard for the Golden Retriever?
posted by The Confessor at 4:59 AM on November 21, 2012


It needs moar basset hounds running, is what it needs moar of. It appears that basset hounds only ran on March 16th and 17th of 2011, and then they tuckered plumb out.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:00 AM on November 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Does anyone else imagine sound effects for the jowls? And then do you make those sound effects at the other person on the couch?






Just me?
posted by louche mustachio at 5:01 AM on November 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sadly, if you took a high speed photo of me running shirtless, it would be much like this.

This, of course, is why I strive to never run.
posted by sonascope at 5:02 AM on November 21, 2012 [8 favorites]


This may be the first time I've been glad that sonascope's comment wasn't one of his long, descriptive, image evoking stories...because...ewwww...
posted by HuronBob at 5:11 AM on November 21, 2012


Basset hounds are adorable. And actually run pretty fast. And can knock you over quite easily. A little more respect for the jowls, if you please.
posted by bardophile at 5:19 AM on November 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


It looks like someone went after 'em with the liquefy filter.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:27 AM on November 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Apparently Basset Hound rescue organization stage events called "Basset Waddles" where a bunch of basset hounds get together, and I don't know, raise money or something; the important bit is "a bunch of basset hounds get together." I would like to officially* propose "waddle" as the collective noun for any group of short long dogs, i.e. "a waddle of basset hounds," "a mixed waddle of corgis and dachshunds" etc. Unless someone talks me out of it, this is what I'm doing.

*Metafilter is where you do things officially, right?
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 5:32 AM on November 21, 2012 [11 favorites]


It is bad that this makes me want to put basset hound in a wind tunnel just because?

It does? Well, then, I won't.

But I will imagine that I have!
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:32 AM on November 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


I wonder how after a basset hound stops running it takes before all of the basset hound stops running.
posted by tommasz at 5:45 AM on November 21, 2012 [9 favorites]


Are those jowls entirely natural

No dog of any kind is entirely natural. All standard dog breeds are the result of millenia of selective breeding practices by humans. There is not such thing as a "natural" basset hound, poodle, chihuahua, or any other breed, and only the most wolf-like breeds even resemble the original wolf ancestors of domestic dogs.

So this got me to wondering why anyone would create the Basset hound breed. Most dog breeds were created to serve some human need, for example, helping out with the herding of animals, or in some specific hunting function, for guard work, rescue work, or even or specific companion duties ("lapdogs").

In the case of Basset hounds, it turns out they were originally bred specifically to create hilarious Tumblrs for hunting rabbits and hare, because of their particularly well-developed sense of smell, which is second only to that of bloodhounds.
posted by beagle at 5:51 AM on November 21, 2012


So this got me to wondering why anyone would create the Basset hound breed....

posted by beagle at 8:51 AM on November 21 [+] [!]


I am wondering if you are being strictly objective. The Basset Hounds would probably say the same thing about Beagles, beagle.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:15 AM on November 21, 2012 [8 favorites]


+1, and +1 again for not bloody cats for a change.

um...
posted by azarbayejani at 6:21 AM on November 21, 2012


In the case of Basset hounds, it turns out they were originally bred specifically to create hilarious Tumblrs for hunting rabbits and hare, because of their particularly well-developed sense of smell, which is second only to that of bloodhounds.

But, nowadays....
posted by y2karl at 6:28 AM on November 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Basset hound skin is like the sweatpants of the animal kingdom.

Thanks orme, I needed that laugh just then.
posted by dry white toast at 6:57 AM on November 21, 2012


Slo-mo Basset hound running.

What Basset hounds do after all that running.
posted by Kabanos at 7:13 AM on November 21, 2012


I am wondering if you are being strictly objective.
You got me. You know, the semi-eponystericicity of that comment did not even occur to me.
posted by beagle at 7:31 AM on November 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


In the case of Basset hounds, it turns out they were originally bred specifically to create hilarious Tumblrs for hunting rabbits and hare, because of their particularly well-developed sense of smell, which is second only to that of bloodhounds.

They have also been bred so that they look like they are wearing a poorly fitted rabbit suit for the same reason.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 7:43 AM on November 21, 2012


I like the regular hounddogsrunning tumblr better because I require multihound representation in my hound tumblrs. They are the very best of dogs. THE BEST I SAY.
posted by elizardbits at 7:53 AM on November 21, 2012


Last year my cat got an aural haematoma, which is basically a giant blood blister in his ear. Apparently it's a lot more common in long-eared dogs like Basset hounds because sometimes when they run, the ends of their ears flick around so hard they break the sound barrier.
posted by shelleycat at 9:54 AM on November 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love basset hounds. I've had two. The first was named Clyde, my best friend's middle name, and the second, named by my two girls when they were little, was Fred.

Clyde had his tail broken in a door when he was young and it had a right-angle bend in it. When he wagged it, it looked like a crank being turned. Every winter he would make a trail in the backyard along the fence line and house so he could run in circles in the deep snow. All you could see above the snow line was his crooked tail cranking around. We would get him to "sing" for amusement and sing along with him. He really enjoyed that.

Fred was smart and lazy. When he wanted to get on the couch, he would put his front paws up on the seat, and then turn and look balefully at one of us until we helped him up. On the other hand, if there was food on the very high kitchen center island, he would find a way to get it down and eat it. I never did catch him doing this and could not figure out how he managed. He loved walks so much that he would listen for the word and get uncontrollably excited if he heard it. We first started to spell the word, but he figured that out, too, then we would spell it backwards, and he figured that out, too. We would make up code words and he would latch on to them. On warm summer walks, he would also hurry along the unshaded portions of the sidewalk, and then slow to a very leisurely pace in the shade.

I miss them both a whole lot.
posted by Mental Wimp at 10:02 AM on November 21, 2012 [4 favorites]


All dogs look like basset hounds underwater.
posted by emjaybee at 10:22 AM on November 21, 2012


Oh wait.

It was bumblebees that were scientifically incapable of flight

My mistake

posted by mmrtnt at 11:45 AM on November 21, 2012


"a mixed waddle of corgis and dachshunds"

I was under the misapprehension that it was a "condiment" of dachshunds.

Perhaps a "wattle" of Basset Hounds? It seems apt to refer to something skin-related.
posted by kariebookish at 11:58 AM on November 21, 2012


Actually, I don't think it's when they run I think it's when they shake themselves dry. I figured there must be a tumblr for that too and yep.
posted by shelleycat at 12:46 PM on November 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Slo-mo dogs in midair!
posted by doop at 1:07 PM on November 21, 2012


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