Yes of course Children are safe around a Basset Hound! They are very gentle around kids. There is no other play-mate as good, they love playing with children and will also protect them. They will tolerate the noise made by children and will also sit patiently when they are being used as a horse by kids.
Having developed as pack animals, Basset Hounds do feel a need for company and are happiest when they have their families around. They get along with the children as well as other pets, and are awesome calm indoor dogs. However, like any other breed, you should always supervise your toddlers around your pet.
Basset Hound And The Baby Are Best Of Friends: Check out this video of a Basset Hound with a baby: https://youtu.be/9yZNAf-aCd0’
Basset Hound and Cats: They can love cats in many cases: https://youtu.be/SbZe-PNJV70
Tolerant and Sociable: The devoted Basset Hound temperament loves being part of a pack; however, because Basset Hounds are pack dogs, they are not territorial. Instead, they are rather tolerant and sociable. As a pack dog, he’s full of team spirit. His motto is “The more the merrier,” and he enjoys the company of people, kids, other dogs and cats. They do very well with other pets and so are particularly comfortable in a large family. While they may alert you with a bark to someone outside the front door, they are more likely to greet the stranger calmly once you open the door, rather than like an intruder.
Basset Hounds once hunted in packs and, to this day, they are still happy to be “one among many.” This is true for dogs, cats, people – whoever! It is rare for the Basset Hound to take issue with anyone or anything. However, they do typically need company—cat, dog whatever–and do not do well if left alone for long periods of time because they are lonely. It is important that you realize that it is for TYPICALLY LONG PERIODS OF TIME and not all the time.