Temperament: Sweet-Tempered, Tenacious, Friendly, Affectionate, Devoted, Gentle
Life span: 10 – 12 years
Colours:Black & White, White & Chocolate, Tri-color, Black & Brown, Lemon & White, Red & White
Basset Hounds are an ancient hound who hunt by scent.
As a family pet, they retain many of their working features in that they can be tenacious and self-willed. Being a pack hound, they generally like the company of both humans and other dogs.
As a puppy, exercise needs to be limited due to their growing bones but, from about a year old, they will need regular daily walks to maintain a healthy weight.