Scores of Basset Hound enthusiasts head to Burnham-On-Sea beach
of Basset Hounds inundated Burnham-On-Sea's beach on Sunday (February
1st) for a unique annual event.
was the 72nd outing for the Basset Hound Walkers, a west country
group dedicated to enjoying Bassets.
month the group meets to undertake a walk anywhere from Exmouth
to North Wiltshire.
walk started from Apex Park and then along the beach to the wooden
lighthouse, a four mile stroll.
the bitter wind this was one of the best turn-outs for the group
and all enjoyed the many chases," said organiser Dave Patten
group was started by Dave seven years ago as he felt the breed
was deteriorating to a show ring specimen.
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,"
details can be found on the website
together with videos of the walks and lots of practical advice
on looking after a Basset Hound.