The Bassett is a short-legged hound dog. The muzzle is deep and heave with length greater than width. Their brown eyes are soft with a sad look. The skin hangs loose and falls in folds. They have velvety long ears. The Bassett is sweet and gentle and a good family dog but can be stubborn. They need daily walks. Due to keen noses they tend to roam when they pick up a scent.
Height: males 12-15 inches, females 11-14 inches
Weight: males 50-65 pounds , females 45-60 pounds
Health problems: Must not be overfed because excess weight places too great load on legs and spine. Prone to bloating and need small meals instead of one large meal.