|What type of SalesDog® is a Bassett Hound?
The following excerpt comes from the book, SalesDogs®: Why some dogs can sell... and why some can't! by Blair Singer. To learn more about your breed and how best to work to your own natural strengths - order the book.
The classic of all classics is the faithful Bassett Hound. With its wrinkled brow and drooping ears it is hard to resist. SalesDog® Bassetts are like their counterparts, in personality if not in looks. This companion will stick by you through thick and thin. You may try to chase this dog away, yet it would always come back. Bassetts are never ruffled, never stressed, they are consistent and dependable.
When they sell, they have that distinctively humble approach that is genetically designed to drive an arrow deep into your heart. If their pathetic look doesn't get you and begging doesn't work … beware! You may be about to experience Plan B - the picture of their family and stories about having to pay for braces, bicycles and ballet classes! They will do anything to solicit your sympathy.
Their tenacity is rivaled only by the Pit Bull, but their quiet strength comes from their lack of self-consciousness and inbred ability to keep asking until you have to give them something - if only to get them off your back! They have a face that is hard to say "no" to and their favorite word is "Please?" "Please place this order", or "Please give me an answer today."
They are incredible tracking and hunting dogs. Always looking for a bone, the Bassett has been known to track even the faintest scent over miles of difficult terrain.
Their amazing ability to follow a scent, combined with their intense "look you in the eye" approach, undoubtedly results in potential for great success. Never underestimate the kicked back appearance of your Bassett Hound SalesDog®. They have incredible ability to sniff out deals and to win hearts.
Of all the breeds, the Bassett Hound's keen sense of how to build rapport must be coupled with strategies from other breeds.
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