There is a reason why dogs are said to be a (wo)man’s best friend. Their unconditional love, loyalty and cute factor all combine to make the perfect companion. It’s hard to pick a favorite breed but some stick out no matter what. And what better way to start off your week then just a bunch of pictures of basset hounds — the earth’s floppiest dog? Just sit back and enjoy the endless feelings of joy radiating in your body.
Let’s start off with some simple pictures. Nothing too intense.
That was good. We got through that together. It is important to note that basset hounds were bred to be hunting dogs. Their stature close to the ground helps sniff our pray and clearly hunt for our hearts — our’s fell out while searching for photos. They can live on average up to 11-12 years, giving you and your family pure joy. Now that you know all of this, you can dive into another round of photographs.
Here’s a baby floopears.
Nailing that afternoon nap-face.
Of course you can have all the treats.
Noble beast of sand and spots
OHMYGOD I WILL EXPLODE!!
Whew! Quick break for more facts: The signature ears that flop around are prone to infections. It’s not all fun and games! Small puppies can sometimes bite down on their ears as they eat food, or even step on them as they run. This sounds pretty intense but wouldn’t you giggle seeing a puppy trip over their own ears?
Dogs that are half-ear are extra pettable
OMG HE’S RUNNING WE CANNOT!!!!
THAT FLOPPY TONGUE!
WE MUST OWN ALL THE BASSET HOUNDS!!!
EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!!!!!
Okay. We need a cup of coffee and some Internet rage to calm down from all the cuteness. Let’s just be so grateful that Instagram is full of people who love their pets and everything about this specific breed of animal. Basset hounds are the best.