The Basset Hound is also commonly known as the “Hush Puppy." The Basset Hound responds well to other animals, but male Basset Hounds can be aggressive to other male dogs. They are favorite family dogs and they also make excellent watch dogs.
One of the most iconic basset hounds in pop culture is the logo for Hush Puppies shoes. Early in the brand's development, a salesman learned that hush puppies, the fried cornball, were named so because hunters fed them to their hounds to keep them quiet. The shoes, originally called Lasers, were renamed Hush Puppies.
He may be best known as the Hush Puppy dog, but the Basset Hound is much more than an advertising icon. With his placid personality and short-statured yet noble appearance, the Basset Hound is a popular family companion, as well as a slow-paced but keen hunting dog.