Published:
February 3, 2015
Scores of Basset Hound enthusiasts head to Burnham-On-Sea beach

Scores of Basset Hounds inundated Burnham-On-Sea's beach on Sunday (February 1st) for a unique annual event.

It was the 72nd outing for the Basset Hound Walkers, a west country group dedicated to enjoying Bassets.

Every month the group meets to undertake a walk anywhere from Exmouth to North Wiltshire.

Sunday's walk started from Apex Park and then along the beach to the wooden lighthouse, a four mile stroll.

"Despite the bitter wind this was one of the best turn-outs for the group and all enjoyed the many chases," said organiser Dave Patten told Burnham-on-Sea.com.

The group was started by Dave seven years ago as he felt the breed was deteriorating to a show ring specimen.

"The Basset Hound is an ancient breed - mentioned by Shakespeare - bred to hunt, but sadly all too many hounds now can barely waddle round the garden with shrunken legs and being overweight. A fit Basset should be able to walk 10 miles a day with no problem," he added.

More details can be found on the website together with videos of the walks and lots of practical advice on looking after a Basset Hound.

 


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