Taking part in companion/performance events with your dog is a wonderful way to help your hound stay fit not to mention it is a wonderful bonding experience. Any dog can take part in obedience, rally, agility, etc. The AKC has good information on how to start your adventure in the various events.
Let me introduce you to Seti. He comes fully decorated with some amazing titles and shows what a basset CAN do!
His full credentials are: CH Kaleidoscope Set In Stone, CD, RE, BN, OAP, OJP, NFP, HH, THD, CGC, BHCA VCX. He also has a UKC Rally title and is a UKC CH and multiple Best In Show/Reserve Best In Show at UKC Multi-breed shows. He was bred by Ellen Ferguson, Florida and is owned by Terri and Eleanor Ralenkotter.
Consider jumping into the fun with your basset (yes…basset mixes and rescues can compete as well)!