Petey turns in himz measurements for offical ear length!!!

December 25th, 2016 - 2:02 pm KY Time

Howllo fellow basset hound and official ear length lovers…It is not often that someone takes the time to report this very important data.  Come on!!!  This is the official archive for basset hound ear length!!!

I would like to send out a whole hearted thank you to Petey’s Mom for getting himz into the record book!

Here himz is getting ready for the really big recording process…


Now for the results…drum roll please…


– A note from the Mommy…
“Hi cat here are the pictures of my pup Petey with his 7 1/2 inch ears and yeah it will be exciting to see how big he might grow I’ll keep you updated many thanks Kirsty and Petey”

Finally – Petey gets some well deserved rest!  hehehe


Thank you so very much Kirsty for this very important historical documentation that will go down in the record book.

More recording long beautiful ears later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB knowing they did their part!)…


Have you ever seen white eyelashes on a basset hound? WOW!

March 14th, 2013 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and white eyelashes lovers.  The second I removed Daisy Lynn from her shipping crate at the cargo terminal at Delta I notice she had white eyelashes on her white side.  WOW!  I thought they were so pretty.  I had to share!

I captured this picture as Grandma and I were trying to measure the Mayor’s ear length while still a puppy.

So pretty and unusual. I love her little white eyelashes.

photo 3

So, our attempt at measuring the ear is still in process.  We just cannot get her to lay still while I get the regulation measurement required to be placed in the bassethoundtown sub-blog.

(Official Archive for Basset Hound Ear Length)


The preliminary measurement logs in at about 9” but we still have to get it accurate via a picture.  The Mayor has to be accurate!

It was a fun photo shoot!

More loving white eyelashes and ear measurements later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB) saying that white eyelashes are pretty rare…

Don’t forget! If you want to measure your hounds ears we will archive it here at bassethoundtown!

February 19th, 2010 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wanting to know who has the longest ears lovers!

Don’t forget! We have a sub blog to keep track of this! In this sub blog you will find the GUIDELINES FOR MEASURING.



Basset hound town needs to record this important data! Here is Emma making Momma proud!

More requesting measurements later…Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

P.S. Jethro is currently the record holder!

The Canaday Hounds show off ears for the record books!

July 7th, 2009 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Corgi/dachshund mixes lovers! This is just too much fun as you can see from LuLu and her Mommy going to K-Mart to purchase a soft measuring tape for gathering official basset hound town ear measurements! As you can see, LuLu loves to ride in the cart like any other kid!


After they got home it was a fight to the finish. Her Mom states,

“Lulu was incredibly hard to get to sit still for the pictures. My husband took about 50 other blurry pictures of the wild thing resisting her measurements. We thinks she is embarrassed they aren’t as long as most bassets but she is still growin’!”

LuLu checks in with the very precise measurement of 8.214387 inches! I am still enjoying that detail!


One more for the record books, that is until she re-submits her measurements after she is fully growed up! hehehe


Next up for our ear measurement pleasure is Bodacious Brutus.

Mommy states, “Brutus enjoyed the measuring because it required no effort on his part. Brutus enjoys it when he can just lay down and be touched. (also it looks as if his ear is being stretched but I assure you it is not. It is actually resting on the rolling cooler)!

Thank you for that assurance Trisha! Here is the big guy with his submission of 7.5 inches!


Very respectable indeed!

Now moving on to Jaws! Drum roll please………….JAWS! Not to be out done this corgi/dachshund mix wants to go down in history!

His Mom states, “He was dumped off at one of my Dad’s construction sites and I thought he was so cute so I kept him. My parents live on acreage and have a few dro offs in addition to their bassets. I have had Jaws for almost 9 years. He used to
bite my nephews and drew blood on me the first time I met him so I named him
Jaws. He has since lost all of his teeth except four of them so the name
doesn’t fit so well now!”

Oh Jaws, we love you all the same in bassethoundtown! Show us your stuff!


The Canaday Hounds are now a part of history for eons and eons!

Your ear data will be recorded and preserved as the precious information it is!

More riding in K-Mart carts later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Kerry of OneMom submits ear lengths for Nell and Sophie!

July 4th, 2009 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Ear Length Lovers! BHT residents Nell and Sophie want to be a part of history! Yes! We are thrilled to add these two beauties to the archives.

First off we have our Nell!


OK, OK, this is not a long haired basset but a sweet Sussex Spaniel named Nell. OMG! I just love Sussex Spaniels. As far as I can tell they are pretty rare. Here is a blog posting that Kerry of OneMom did about rescuing Nell. THE TRANSFORMATION AND STORY OF NELL.

This year at Westminster a Sussex named Stump won Best in Show! This is how I met Kerry of One Mom! I googled Sussex blogs and found a new friend! We have so much fun being basset hound town friends. Her daughter Hannah is so cute and loves Chaps and Emma!

Here is Nell getting measured!


One more for posterity!


Good girl! What a sweet heart. Looks like it is about 7” – Not bad for a wannabe! hehehehe

Now for Sophie the basset hound. I have to tell you that when I saw this picture I was sipping OJ and most of it wound up on Emma. Chaps had fun licking it off. I always crack up when I see the faces of hounds getting ear measurements. It looks like they are being tortured!


Well, little Miss Drama Queen! Looks like we have a solid 8”! You are still growing so please feel free to re-submit your growth spurts! We will look forward to your next measuring session!

I sure hope no one was drinking while viewing this photo!

More LOL later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma!

Bowser and Sadie are a part of ear length history!

June 28th, 2009 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Bowser and Sadie lovers! I just love this new blog sub category! The hounds are so cute and for the most part seem a bit miffed! However, I know they all get treats after the dreaded ear measuring! LOL

Bowser Flash Puddles was not happy at all! He was even howling at his Mom (Emily) prior to the ear measuring! It’s OK boy. It does not hurt!


Bowser Flash Puddles..measuring in at 8.5” !


Oh, Bowser, it can’t be that bad! You are so cute! Do it for history and a treat! hehehe!

Next up to be in the history books, Sadie!

Sadie’s Dad had to hold her for a second to let her know what she was doing was for the good of all hounds! LOL


I am sure she had a nice ear rub and treat after the “procedure”!

Sadie Anne comes in at 7”! Very nice and pretty!


Nice job residents! Your family is now in the record books for the ages!

We thank you very much! These records are very important for the present and future lovers of basset hounds!

More present and future later……Cat, Chaps and Emma (KOTR)

Guidelines for measuring basset ears……

June 28th, 2009 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and wanting to submit ear length lovers: I am working on putting the guidelines at the top of this sub blog category so everyone knows how to measure.

I will just blog about it again briefly. Please pull the slack out of the ear. Do not pull tight. (VERY IMPORTANT)!

It is really very simple!



Place the tape measure at the skull where the ear attaches. A cloth tape measure works great. This is not a contest but a historical record so we can keep track of our beloved hound ear measurements. Of course I will keep track of the longest ears. I just want everyone to measure the same way, which so far has worked great. I just wanted to reiterate this for anyone reading that has not heard the official guidelines of measurement. I will have my website guy post it at the top very soon.

More measuring later….Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma – KOTM
(Keeper of the measurements)

Belle and Bailey report their ear stats……

June 28th, 2009 - 7:07 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Official Ear Length Lovers: Bailey and Belle’s Mom, Debra recorded the event and now these two are a part of history!

Here they are prior to the “event”! That is Belle on the left and Bailey on the right.


First off Belle was up to bat! She states,

“My roomate Bailey is making me do this. As you can see by the picture I am not real thrilled about getting my ears messed up. I’ve got better things to do than sit here and be harassed like this.”


Belle rings in at a sweet 7” long. Belle isn’t real happy, but she doesn’t get real excited about anything except napping with mom, states Bailey!

Next up to bat is Bailey! She is a bit bigger in the ear department!

Bailey states:

“My ears are floppy and heavy, measuring 9-1/2″ inches. I was so good during the process. I didn’t even try to eat the tape measure!!!!”


Very impressive for a one eyed wonder!

Bailey’s Mom states,

“She lost her eye May 2008. We have been using Timirol eyedrops in her sighted eye ever since then. Last week we had a scare with her good eye becoming very red and tearing. They tested it and believe she had a pressure spike, but didn’t cause any additional damage. They prescribed Trusopt eyedrops in addition to the Timirol.
We are receiving top notch care from the Michigan State University Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. I understand they are one of the top teaching hospitals in the USA.

I have owned bassets most of my life.

Losing one eye didn’t really affect Bailey (she can still catch a treat in mid-air). So I am hoping if she loses her other eye she will still be able to enjoy life.

Debra, thank you so much for sending in these bassetabulous ear stats. Belle and Bailey are now a part of history. Bailey is such a trooper. I wish I could catch a treat mid air! How cute is Belle? Gotta love that name.

I know everyone will enjoy these pictures and their official measurements!

More stats later………Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma – the keeper of the records!

Residents Cindy, Jethro, Rugby, Ozzie and Harriet submit ear lengths for the record!

June 24th, 2009 - 9:09 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Official Ear Measurement Lovers! Cindy and her hounds have been residents of Basset Hound Town for a long time. About as long as Jethro’s ears! Well folks, we have a front runner as of 6-24-09 and his name is Jethro Doyle. Based upon the measuring rules that we have in BHT the ear is not pulled tight, but just enough to take the slack out.

Jethro Doyle: 10 and 1/4”! Just look at that face.


Cindy’s next measuring victim was Rugby, AKA Rugs. Mr. Rugs measures in at 8 and 1/4”. He does not like the camera too much.


Next up we have the enchanting Ozzie Doyle with a dainty 7” measurment. Oh, look how cute she is. Cindy you have some good measuring technique!


Last, but not least is Harriet. This girl measures 7 and 1/4 inches. She was none to pleased to be awakened from her nap for this tedious task!


So there you have it folks, 4 more residents howl in with official measurements. We will keep them safe and sound in basset hound town. Emma, has proclaimed herself town historian and keeper of the measurements!

Cindy, thank you so much. Your kids are precious.

More ears later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

Susan’s hounds, Toby and Daisy submit ear lengths for “posterity”!

June 18th, 2009 - 11:11 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and measuring ears lovers!

Residents Susan, Susan’s Mom, Toby and Daisy are howling in with their ear measurements. Well, not Susan and her Mom, just the kids Toby and Daisy.

Daisy and Toby

Along with the pictures Susan states,

“Both are happy to be officially “on the record for posterity!”

Toby measures the same as the Mayor – 10”. As you can see, Susan and her Mom follow the measuring instructions to a TEE!


Daisy came up just shy of 9.5 inches.

That information is very detailed and appreciated.


I just love the looks on hounds faces when they get their ears measured. They probably think they are going to get their ears cleaned! YIKES!

Thank you Susan and Grandma for submitting your archival photographic evidence that will be protected in the Mayor’s office forever!

More keeper of the measurements later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma

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