Wilbert the basset hound finds safe dumped in Branksome Park Woods, UK

May 10th, 2019 - 6:06 am KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and Hounds in the news lovers…

As most of the residents know I love to follow the news on all things basset hound and when the story came up I just had to share!!!

Wilbert the basset hound finds safe dumped in
Branksome Park Woods, UK

A CANINE with a nose for crime sniffed out a safe dumped in a Poole woodland following a suspected burglary.

Wilbert the basset hound, who is nearly three years old, was being walked in Branksome Park Woods at around 11am on Saturday, March 16, when he made the surprising discovery in a bush.

The crime-fighting hound had managed to find a black square safe, which had its door taken off, and a number of clear plastic boxes, each one bearing a white label with a different quantities of cash written on.

Nine year-old Ari Semple was walking Wilbert at the time with his dad Stuart.

Ari said: “Wilbert started woofing at this bush and he found a safe that had loads of boxes that would have been filled with cash.

“It must have been stolen.”

“He was howling and we were like, ‘What’s going on?’ He was obsessed.”

Ari said Wilbert had been given a snack “and lots of cuddles” as a reward.

Following the discovery, Ari and his dad contacted the police who thanked them for reporting it and said they would be investigating.

Ari said while it was nice having a “detective dog”, it was “sometimes annoying” because Wilbert sniffed out Ari’s treats such as mint chocolate that he was trying to keep hidden.

Basset hounds have more than 220 million smell receptors, and the part of their brains responsible for the sense of smell is some 40 times that of a humans.


Wow – what a story!!!  Can you believe howl cute Ari and Wilbert are?  Wilbert has some really fluffy fur for sure!!!

More searching the wires for basset hound news later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB admiring Wilbert’s expert detective skills…)



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