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Reader photo of the day: Talented basset hound tackles agility course

November 25, 2009 |  3:04 pm

Agile Basset

We love submitter CAstangs' photo of basset hound Flash enjoying the agility course.  We can honestly say we never expected to see a basset navigating jumps, ramps and weave poles like a pro; we're far more used to seeing breeds like border collies and Shetland sheepdogs tackling such tasks. 

Flash apparently has made it something of a personal mission to shatter dog-agility stereotypes.  "Basset hound agility is not an oxymoron," CAstangs says.  "Flash has earned some titles and really loves doing it."  Well, if rabbits and chickens can do it, why not the slow and steady basset? 

Think your animal photo should be our reader photo of the day?  Show us by heading to the Pets & Animals category of Your Scene, The Times' photo-sharing site, and selecting the appropriate album (for instance, we found CAstangs' photo in the basset hounds album).  Once you've chosen your album, just click the "submit" link at the top of the page, pick your photo (.jpg format) and include a caption that tells us a little about the animal or animals in the photo -- it's as simple as that!

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: CAstangs / Your Scene

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