The Basset Hound has such a distinct look—a short, low-to-the-ground body with big, hanging ears—it’s no wonder it has inspired several cartoon characters.

  • Group: Hound Group
  • Personality: Patient and low-key; a bit stubborn but always charming
  • Energy Level: Not Very Active; Bassets are not the most active breed but do need regular walks to stay healthy
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Good with other Dogs: Yes
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Weekly
  • Trainability: Responds Well
  • Height: up to 15 inches
  • Weight: 40-65 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 12-13 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary

Dog Size: Medium

Kid Friendly? Yes

Genetic Dispositions: Low Energy

Known Temperments: Food Motivated / Stubborn