Basset Hound Games

Basset Hound Games

Third Sunday in July
The Basset Hound games are held annually at Legion Park in Woodburn, Ore., as a way to bring together Basset Hound owners and their dogs in a day of light-hearted activities. The dogs compete in such custom-tailored Basset Hound events as longest ears, marathon napping, and the best howl. The public is welcome to view the games. The event is run by and raises money for Oregon Basset Hound Rescue, a non-profit group that fosters abandoned Basset Hounds and places them in permanent homes.
The Basset Hound Olympics were launched in 1990 by the Emerald Empire Basset Hound Fanciers as an event where their dogs could compete equally, whether they were show dogs or family pets. From the start, it benefited Basset Hound rescue efforts. It was turned over to the Oregon Basset Hound Rescue in 2007.
CONTACTS:
Oregon Basset Hound Rescue, Inc.
Box 5071
Salem, OR 97304
503-351-0649 or 360-607-9274
www.oregonbassethoundrescue.com/index.html