Height: preferably not over 14 in. Weight: 40-60 lbs. Life Span: 8-12 years
Known as the "Hush Puppy" dog he has the head of a bloodhound and the body of a dachshund. The Basset Hound is a short-legged dog, heavier in bone, size considered, than any other breed of dog. Movement is humorous looking and slow, but not clumsy. He is mild, never sharp or timid in manner but sometimes can be stubborn. He also can be vocal at times with his charming deep, sonorous bark. A lovely and amusing household pet for people with a good sense of humor. The Basset Hound is essentially a hunting dog with strong natural instincts and will power. Absolutely obedient and devoted to his master, he makes a wonderful family companion.