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Basset Hound Names

Updated: October 06, 2023

      Basset Hounds have many distinct characteristics the lead owners in a variety of directions when trying to decide on a name. The breed is well-known for having rather large ears. Names of cartoon characters with big ears are popular choices for Basset Hounds. A few common selections include Bugs, Mickey, Goofy, Dumbo, and Pluto. Wingnut, Sonar, Satellite, and Keebler are some of the more humorous ear-themed options. Another notable attribute of Basset Hounds are their short legs. There are many relatively short NBA stars that have made their mark on the game of basketball. Muggsy, Earl, and Spud are names borrowed from some of the best and shortest known to the sport. In baseball the shortstop is one of the key positions in the field. Name choices taken from famous shortstops include Ozzie, Ripken, Jeter, and Wagner. No discussion of the defining characteristics of the Basset Hound is complete without mentioning their voice. From howling to whining and barking, the Basset Hound speaks its mind freely and is not one to hold back communication. A few fitting names borrowed from renowned vocalists include Franklin, Presley, Lennon, Jackson, and Whitney. Other names related to sound include Siren, Thunder, Boomer, and Trumpet.
Name Reason to Choose
Amos This classic name suits the Basset Hound's old-fashioned appearance
Babble This quirky name captures the breed's tendency to vocalize their thoughts
Bacon Because Basset Hounds are often the same color as bacon
Baguette This is a quirky name, paying tribute to the breed's French origins
Bark Twain A pun-filled name for literature-loving Basset Hound owners
Barkley A playful pun on the Basset Hound's characteristic bark
Baxter This name is a play on the breed's name and is suitable for a male Basset Hound
Beagle An ironic name, as Basset Hounds are often mistaken for Beagles due to their similar appearance
Beethoven This name suits a Basset Hound due to the breed's dignified and somewhat serious appearance, reminiscent of the famous composer
Bella This name means 'beautiful' in Italian, which describes a Basset Hound's charming appearance
Belle A sweet name for a female Basset Hound, it means 'beautiful' in French
Benny This name is popular for dogs and suits the friendly and sociable character of Basset Hounds
Bingo A traditional dog name that suits the friendly and playful nature of a Basset Hound
Biscuit A sweet name for a Basset Hound, as they are known for their gentle and friendly nature
Blare This name is an allusion to the Basset Hound's infamous loud bark
Boca This name is derived from the Spanish word for 'mouth', highlighting the Basset Hound's distinctive droopy jowls
Boomer A fun name that encapsulates the breed's energetic personality
Bruno The breed's sturdy and somewhat imposing appearance is fitting for a strong name like this
Bubbles Their big, round eyes resemble bubbles
Bugs This name is a playful nod to the dog’s large, protruding ears that are reminiscent of a famous cartoon rabbit
Charlie This name is popular for dogs and suits the friendly and sociable nature of Basset Hounds
Chloe This name is cute and feminine, much like a Basset Hound's charming personality
Chubby This fits perfectly with the Basset Hound's plump and adorable figure
Cookie The breed's sweet nature and round, chubby appearance can be compared to a delicious cookie
Copper This is a fitting name as many Bassets have a beautiful and shiny copper coat
Cuddles Basset Hounds are known for their affectionate and cuddly nature
Cupcake The breed's sweet nature and round, chubby appearance can be compared to a delicious cupcake
Daisy Basset Hounds have a sweet and gentle nature, much like a daisy flower
Dixie Basset Hounds were very popular in the South, making this a great name for a female dog of this breed
Doughboy Fitting for a Basset Hound, as they often have soft, doughy bodies
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Nature Inspired Names

Given the Basset Hound's love for outdoor adventures, names inspired by nature can be an apt choice.
Name Description
Acorn A small, sturdy seed, much like the Basset Hound
Aspen Inspired by the snowy mountains of Aspen, a cool name for a cool dog
Birch Resembling the Basset Hound's light coat color, and also a type of tree
Cypress A tall, strong tree, much like a Basset Hound
Daisy A bright and cheerful flower, just like the Basset Hound
Fern A light and airy plant, much like the personality of a Basset Hound
Flint A hard, protective stone, reflecting the breed's protective nature
Hazel For the Basset Hound with light brown eyes
Heather A beautiful purple plant, for a beautiful Basset Hound
Holly A festive name for a Basset Hound born in the winter
Maple Inspired by the sweet syrup, matching the breed's sweet personality
Moss A soft and gentle name, reflecting the breed's tender nature
Orchid A delicate and beautiful flower, reflecting the breed's elegance
Petal Perfect for the Basset Hound who is delicate and precious
Pine For the Basset Hound who loves the outdoors
Rain For the Basset Hound who loves to play in the water
Raven A strong bird, symbolizing the strength of a Basset Hound
River The flow of a river resembles the Basset Hound's gentle demeanor
Rose A classic and beautiful flower, for a classic and beautiful Basset Hound
Sage A wise and soothing herb, just like the Basset Hound
Sky For the Basset Hound who loves to be outside
Spruce A strong and sturdy tree, much like a Basset Hound
Storm An energetic name for a spirited Basset Hound
Thistle A prickly plant, for the Basset Hound with a spunky personality
Willow This tree bends and sways, just like a Basset Hound's ears
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Traditional Dog Names

These names are classic and timeless, fitting for the dignified and gentle nature of the Basset Hound breed.
Name Description
Baxter This name, being traditional, matches a Basset Hound's dignified appearance
Bella This name is timeless and suits a beautiful and elegant Basset Hound
Bonnie A classic name that works well for a loving and sweet-natured Basset Hound
Charlie A name that's both traditional and perfect for a happy, playful Basset Hound
Copper This traditional name is a nod to the Basset Hound's unique coat color
Daisy A traditional choice that suits a sweet and gentle Basset Hound
Duke This age-old choice reflects the regal and dignified nature of a Basset Hound
Fred A classic name suitable for a Basset Hound with a laid-back personality
George For a Basset Hound with a regal and noble character, this traditional name is fitting
Hazel This traditional name complements the beautiful and distinctive eyes of many Basset Hounds
Henry For a Basset Hound with a regal presence, this is an ideal traditional name
Jake A classic name that works well for a fun-loving Basset Hound
Lola For a Basset Hound with a playful and energetic character, this traditional name is fitting
Lucy A classic name that suits a loving and affectionate Basset Hound
Maggie For a Basset Hound with a warm and friendly temperament, this traditional moniker is a good fit
Max A classic name that suits the sturdy and strong nature of a Basset Hound
Molly This is an age-old choice that fits a Basset Hound with a friendly demeanor
Oliver This classic name suits a Basset Hound with a playful and energetic demeanor
Oscar This traditional name is a good fit for a Basset Hound with a spirited personality
Rex An antique name that complements a Basset Hound's noble and dignified demeanor
Rosie A timeless name that pairs well with a friendly and affectionate Basset Hound
Rusty This traditional name reflects the distinct color of many Basset Hounds
Sadie A timeless name that pairs well with a sweet-natured Basset Hound
Sammy For a Basset Hound with a lively and spirited character, this traditional name is fitting
Winston A perfect moniker for a Basset Hound, reflecting their British origin
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Famous Basset Hound Names

Naming your Basset Hound after famous Basset Hounds from movies, TV shows, or cartoons can be a fun tribute.
Name Description
Barnaby A dog from the Canadian TV series 'The Littlest Hobo'
Baxter The name of a Basset Hound in the movie 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy'
Bosco From the movie 'The Wrong Box', this particular Basset Hound was a memorable character
Bubbles The name of a Basset Hound in the British television series 'Absolutely Fabulous'
Buddy The Basset Hound in the movie 'The Secret Life of Pets'
Clifford Inspired by the big red dog, this name is often used for Basset Hounds due to their large size for a hound
Copper One of the main characters in the Disney movie 'The Fox and the Hound'
Daisy The Basset Hound from the animated TV series 'Tom and Jerry'
Droopy This name belongs to a cartoon character who’s known for his droopy face, much like a Basset Hound
Elvis A nod to the King of Rock and Roll's love for Basset Hounds
Flash Known as the character from 'The Dukes of Hazzard', a famous television show
Fred Fans of the Smurfs will recognize this as the name of the pet Basset Hound
Hubert The name of the Basset Hound in the movie 'Best in Show'
Lafayette A name of the Basset Hound in the Disney film, 'The Aristocats'
Marilyn Marilyn Monroe, the famous actress, had a Basset Hound
Maxwell The Basset Hound in the animated TV series 'The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs'
Porthos Captain Archer’s pet in the TV series 'Star Trek: Enterprise'
Precious A Basset Hound in the horror film 'The Silence of the Lambs'
Rosebud The name of a Basset Hound from the 'Air Buddies' movie series
Sam The dog in the movie 'Cats & Dogs' was a Basset Hound named Sam
Sherlock A nod to the Basset Hound from the children's books series, 'The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'
Snoopy A nod to the famous cartoon Beagle Snoopy, this name suits a Basset Hound due to their similar floppy ears
Toby A Basset Hound character in the animated television series 'The Great Grape Ape Show'
Wally The name of the Basset Hound in the sitcom 'The People's Choice'
Wellington The Basset Hound in the movie 'The Great Muppet Caper'
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Music Inspired Names

Basset Hounds are known for their howling, which can be likened to singing. Music inspired names can be a charming nod to this characteristic.
Name Description
Aria A solo performance in opera, ideal for a Basset Hound who loves the spotlight
Bach A nod to the famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach who produced numerous notable pieces
Beat Ideal for a Basset Hound who always seems to march to the rhythm of their own beat
Cadence A term from music theory, great for a Basset Hound with a rhythmic gait
Clef Suits a music-loving Basset Hound, as a clef is a musical symbol used in notation
Diva Fitting for a Basset Hound who loves to be the center of attention
Elvis After Elvis Presley, one of the greatest singers of all time
Etude A piece of music designed to practice a particular technique, a unique name for a Basset Hound who loves to learn new tricks
Fiddle Fiddle, another term for violin, could match a playful Basset Hound
Harmony Perfect for a Basset Hound who brings peace and balance to its family
Jazz This genre of music could be an interesting name for a lively Basset Hound
Lyric A unique name for a Basset Hound from a family that loves singing
Mozart A fitting tribute to the genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Octave This musical term would suit a Basset Hound with a wide range of emotions
Piano A charming choice for a Basset Hound who's gentle and soothing like the soft sound of a piano
Quaver An English term for an eighth note, ideal for a swift and lively Basset Hound
Rhapsody Inspired by the musical composition, fitting for a dog with a flamboyant personality
Stradivari After the famous maker of stringed instruments, suitable for a refined Basset Hound
Treble A musical term that could match a Basset Hound with a high-pitched bark
Ukulele A Hawaiian stringed instrument, fitting for a Basset Hound with a sunny disposition
Vivaldi A tribute to the Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi, suitable for a dog with a regal demeanor
Waltz This dance genre would suit a Basset Hound who loves to twirl and spin
Xylophone A unique name for a dog who loves to bang on things, like a xylophone player
Yo-Yo After Yo-Yo Ma, a renowned cellist, suitable for a Basset Hound with a gentle and calm disposition
Zither A stringed instrument, suitable for a dog that brings harmony into your life
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Food Inspired Names

These names are fun and playful, often reflecting the Basset Hound's love for food and treats.
Name Description
Bean Bean is a cute, short name suitable for a small, energetic Basset Hound
Biscuit This is an adorable name that brings to mind a warm, comforting food item
Brie Inspired by the French cheese, it's a great name for a soft, cuddly Basset Hound
Caramel This name is a sweet choice for a dog with a smooth, light brown coat
Chili For a Basset Hound with a spicy, energetic personality, Chili makes a great name
Chip This name is inspired by the popular snack, suitable for a Basset Hound with a speckled coat
Cinnamon A wonderful name for a dog with a reddish-brown coat, just like the color of cinnamon
Coco This name can be a great fit for a Basset Hound with a dark brown coat, reminiscent of cocoa
Cookie This name is as sweet and appealing as your adorable Basset Hound
Cupcake This makes a great name for a pet that is as delightful and sweet as a cupcake
Dumpling A great name for a Basset Hound that's as cute and delightful as a dumpling
Fudge Reminiscent of a sweet, creamy dessert, it's perfect for a sweet and lovable dog
Honey This name can be a sweet choice for a gentle and loveable Basset Hound
Latte This name can be perfect for a Basset Hound with a light brown or cream-colored coat
Muffin This name is inspired by a favorite breakfast treat, which is as sweet and appealing as your pet
Nugget This name can be used for a small, precious Basset Hound, just like a nugget of gold
Olive This is a great name for a Basset Hound with a dark, glossy coat
Peaches This name can be suitable for a Basset Hound with a soft, light-colored coat
Peanut It's a cute name that perfectly fits a small, charming Basset Hound
Pickle This name can suit a Basset Hound with a lively and tangy personality
Pumpkin This name can remind you of your favorite fall food and a loveable, round Basset Hound
Raisin This name could be a great fit for a Basset Hound with a wrinkled skin which reminds of a dried grape
Sushi A unique name inspired by the Japanese dish, fitting for a unique and adorable Basset Hound
Toffee For a dog with a brown color coat, this sweet treat can be a great name
Truffle This name can be ideal for a Basset Hound with a dark brown coat, just like a chocolate truffle
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Melody: The Basset Hound with a Golden Voice

Once upon a time in the small, charming village of Harmonia, there lived a Basset Hound named Melody. Melody was a beloved pet of the local choir director, Mrs. Clementine. This Basset Hound had a unique talent that set her apart from all the other dogs in the village – she had the most beautiful singing voice anyone had ever heard.

Melody would accompany Mrs. Clementine to choir practice at the village church every week, where she would sit patiently and listen as the choir members sang their hearts out. It wasn't long before Melody began to join in, her deep, soulful voice blending harmoniously with the human singers. The choir members were delighted and amazed by Melody's natural talent, and they eagerly welcomed her into their ranks.

Word of Melody's extraordinary singing spread quickly throughout Harmonia, and soon the entire village was abuzz with excitement about the Basset Hound with a golden voice. The townspeople flocked to the church every Sunday to hear Melody and the choir perform, their enchanting music filling the air and lifting the spirits of all who listened.

As the choir's fame grew, so did the size of their audiences. People from neighboring villages traveled great distances to witness the magical performances of Melody and her fellow singers. The once-small village of Harmonia transformed into a bustling hub of culture and music, with Melody at the heart of it all.

One day, a renowned music producer named Mr. Beaumont heard tales of the singing Basset Hound and decided to visit Harmonia to see if the rumors were true. Upon hearing Melody's voice, he was instantly captivated by her talent and knew that she had the potential to become a star. Mr. Beaumont approached Mrs. Clementine with an offer to take Melody to the city and make her a sensation.

Although Mrs. Clementine was initially hesitant to part with her beloved pet, she knew that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Melody. With a heavy heart, she agreed to let Melody go, knowing that her unique gift was meant to be shared with the world.

Melody's journey to stardom was nothing short of meteoric. Her soulful voice captured the hearts of millions, and her albums flew off the shelves. She became a household name, and her image adorned posters and billboards across the country.

Despite her newfound fame, Melody remained humble and true to her roots. She never forgot the village of Harmonia, the choir that had welcomed her with open arms, or the loving owner who had recognized her extraordinary talent.

Every year, Melody would return to Harmonia to perform a special concert with the choir, filling the village church with her beautiful voice and reuniting with Mrs. Clementine, who remained her most ardent supporter.

Melody's remarkable journey from a humble village dog to a beloved singing sensation served as an inspiration to all who knew her, proving that with love, dedication, and a little bit of magic, even the most unlikely dreams can come true.

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