Bassets’ Best Asset

Dw’aww, is it The Nose or The Ears?

Must be The Nose but there’s The Ears again. Or, is it The Eyes?

How about The Nose with Princess Di Eyes?

Wait, we have a late surprise contender! The Smile is shaking things up.

Ka-CHING! All Of The Above.

“This is Charlie. He really wants to be a part of NOSEvember and NovembEAR —- NOSEvembEAR maybe? Hope he brings a smile to your face!” -Emily S.



  1. oh dEAR!! this baby brings back warm memories for me:)

  2. sabrina rose says:

    Well, I was going to vote for The Nose plus Princess Di Eyes, but The Smile is a real contender. And bassets are known for soulful eyes. What to do, what to do???

  3. voting is usually such a straight forward process for me but with so many equally deserving qualities how are we to choose just one? *sigh*

  4. on a basset, as on a bloodhound, the ears are technically part of the nose apparatus, helping sweep aromas towards the intake port

    the eyes are just there to make you go all melty

  5. gotta vote for the ears, due to the nomming factor, ya know. 🙂

  6. Why has nobody mentioned the baroo in the first pic? C’mon people!!! 🙂

    One of my favorite parts on any dog is the area just above the mouf and below the nosicle. That just drives me crazy!!! 🙂

    Also, how does Emily S. manage to get anything done with that, that, that FACE staring at her?!

  7. Now this is how I like to start my day! Can I borrow Charlie for the rest of the week?

  8. Stressfactor says:

    Actually, none of the above… the thing I love most on a basset are the BIG PAWS! I love those big ‘ol, paddle paws that look like they belong on a much bigger dog.

  9. And Charlie’s paws are spot-on!

  10. One different colored claw…tres fashionable!

  11. Charlie is EXTREMELY photogenic, isn’t he?

  12. Stressfactor says:

    Oh yes, VERY! And it’s nice of Emily S. to share him with us.

  13. Kristen from MA says:

    What a gorgeous doggie! While his eyes are soulful and his smile is beautiful, his magnificent ears win. (Ears get me every time!)

  14. …I am sending this to my brother. We have GOT to get his Bassets on CO!

  15. Um… none of the above, it’s the ONE WHITE TOENAIL!!!!!

  16. Smartypants says:

    Yes! I def. think his paws should be write-in candidates.

  17. I got to vote for the smile. A happy dog makes for a happy me.

  18. Love the last pic. The shocked look is just too cute!

  19. I vote for the white-tipped tail!

  20. We need a whole month devoted to lovely floppety earses–I suggest we have FebruEARy!