Area of origin: France
Original function: trailing rabbits and hare
Average size of male: Ht: <14, Wt: 40-60
Average size of female: Ht: <14, Wt: 40-60
Other names: none
Basset Hound Dog Temperament
The Basset Hound is among the most good-natured and easygoing of breeds. He is amiable with dogs, other pets and children, although children must be cautioned not to put strain on his back with their games. He is calm inside, but needs regular exercise to keep fit. He prefers to investigate slowly, and loves to sniff and trail. He is a talented and determined tracker, not easily dissuaded from his course. Because of this, he may get on a trail and follow it until he becomes lost. He tends to be stubborn and slow-moving. He has a loud bay that he uses when excited on the trail.