The best Basset Hound names pack enough charisma to match their owners’.
To get the ball rolling, here are our 100 top Basset Hound names
- Sniff Snout
- Lil Bow Wow
- 50 Scent
- Sausage Pattie
- Trixie Pup
Basset Hound Names
Bassets especially are known for their relaxed personality, incredible nose, and delightful disposition.
This means you are in for a treat when it comes to Basset Hound parenthood.
So, without further ado, let’s jump right in and talk about how to best pick a name for your new pooch, what kind of training works when teaching your Basset his name, and go over continue our compendium of of the best Basset Hound names available!
Choosing Basset Hound Names
Basset Hounds are intelligent dogs, but that doesn’t mean that your Basset Hound is going to be easy to train.
This breed was created to be an independent thinker and follow his nose to wherever it may take him on a hunt!
With that in mind, you should try and remember that the Basset Hound will do best with positive reinforcement training such as treats and praise. You can try and apply this to when you are teaching your Basset Hound his name.
So, what names are likely to stick best with the Basset breed?
When it comes to dogs, experts suggest sticking with names that have no more than two syllables. Names like Rover and Lucy seem to be easiest for dogs to remember while names with only one syllable like Rex or names with three or more syllables like Cinderella can be tough.
But does that mean you can’t give your Basset hound a three-syllable name? Of course not.
What’s in a name?
There are truly no rules when it comes to naming your pet, and chances are that with positive reinforcement and consistency, your dog will have his name down in two weeks or less.
Of course, while there are no rules when it comes to naming your new dog, we do want to remind you to consider yourself during the naming process.
Naming your Basset plays a huge role in helping the two of you to bond. But it is also important to pick a name that you are cool with repeating both in private and in public.
We also recommend choosing a name that is easy to pronounce, as you will likely be saying this name quite often for the next 12 years or longer!
Now, are you ready to go through some of the very best Basset Hound names of this year? Then keep reading!
Female Basset Hound Names
If you are looking for some female Basset Hound names for your little lady, then you are in luck. Below are fifty of the most adorable female names for a Basset we could find.
Of course, since there are no rules when it comes to dog naming, you can also use any of the below names for a male Basset Hound. It’s all up to you!
Male Basset Hound Names
Are you looking for some great male names for your male Basset Hound? Or do you just love boy names for girls?
Either way, you and your Basset Hound are bound to love these adorable, masculine, and totally perfect male Basset Hound names.
Cool Basset Hound Names
Okay, so your Basset Hound may not emit the cool factor. Let’s face it; these dogs have an adorable, natural mope about them that just melts your heart, making them more cute than cool.
But does that mean they can’t have a totally badass name? Of course not! We love these wickedly cool Basset Hound names and think you might too.
Cute Basset Hound Names
Alright, so this list may be the most fitting when it comes to these adorable dogs. Basset Hounds are crazy cute and we know you’re smitten over your Basset Hound’s long ears, droopy eyes, and little legs.
That’s why this list of forty cute dog names for your Basset Hound is sure to melt your heart!
Funny Basset Hound Names
Basset Hounds are as cute as they are funny, and that’s why we are going crazy over these hilarious and totally fitting names perfect for any Basset Hound.
Does your Basset Hound keep you laughing? Then you are about to sincerely lol over this list of funny Basset Hound names below.
- Sir Stubby
- Winston Fur Chill
- Detective Ears
- Putt Putt
- Snoop Dogg
- Charles Barkley
- Pup Tart
- Wagington Goodsniffer
- Mary Puppins
- Sir Wags
- Master Paws
- Miss Piggy
- Jimmy Chew
- Lazy Bones
- Muddy Buddy
- Madam Goodsniff
- Groucho Barks
- Longface Lucy
- Sherlock Bones
- Bob Scratch-It
- Sniffy Longdroppings
Unique Basset Hound Names
Basset Hound dogs are certainly distinctive. They have their own unique look, temperament, and personalities. So, it’s no wonder you would want a unique name that stands out just like your sweet Basset Hound!
If we are right on the money, then you’ll be happy to know that the list below is full of one-of-a-kind names just for you and your outstanding Basset Hound pup!
See for yourself!
- Big Boy
Tough Basset Hound Names
Okay, so this breed might not be naturally cool by society’s standards, but they can be pretty tough!
These independent thinkers were bred to be skilled hunters and they know how to follow their noses. They are also famed for being a great detective’s sidekick! If that’s not totally tough we don’t know what is!
So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best tough names for your totally tough Basset.
- El Diablo
- T- Bone
Fun Facts About Basset Hounds
Basset Hounds are popular and adorable companions, but did you know they’ve had some run-ins with quite a few famous people?
Elvis Presley himself serenaded a Basset by the name of Sherlock on the “Steve Allen Show”! And what was the tune of choice? You guessed it – “Hound Dog”!
But Basset Hounds don’t leave the stardom only to their human counterparts.
No sir, these chipper chaps have starred in Disney movies, television shows, and even played on and off screen detectives.
What is your favorite thing about a Basset Hound and which name did you decide on? Let us know in the comments below!
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how about brutus
Bonnie, Erma, Stella, Buford & Nick. These are names of 5 of the 7 Bassets that I have had over the years.
Love my Basset hounds
I love all these names, but Jack and Babba are my favorite 😊
I have two Bassett Hounds. Their names are EllieMae Clampett and her younger 1/2 brother is Jethro Bodine. They have the same father different mother.
EllieMae is a tricolored European Bassett like her mother.
She’s roughly 85 lbs of pure beauty and sweetness.
And she’s almost 3 years old.
Jethro is a brown and white pure American Bassett. He’s roughly about 55 lbs.
Extremely cute and a hound dog threw and threw.
Houndog bark and all. ?
My 10th basset hound is named Suzannabelle. I wanted something super fancy but also silly. It fits her perfectly and once everyone got over the ridiculousness, it feels natural. Of course it’s Suzi for short, but she answers to both plus Punkin Pie.
The Bassets I’ve had and have:
Rusty (rest his soul)
Gingerbread/Ginger (rest her soul)
I just love this breed.
My son has two male bassets named Jarvis and Porter!
You left out my two buddies, Sabastian and Amos.
Hank and Annie here
Ate you serious? No one thought of the sweet name Lulu! Actually it was Lulu Belle (we rescued her at the age of 2) but Lulu just fit her perfect!