The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog in the hound family. The Basset is a scent hound that was originally bred for the purpose of hunting hare. Their sense of smell and ability to ground-scent is second only to the Bloodhound. Basset Hounds are one of six recognised "basset"-type breeds in France.
Life expectancy: 10 – 12 years
Coat: Smooth, short and close
Temperament: Tenacious, Devoted, Affectionate, Sweet-Tempered, Friendly, Gentle
Weight: Female: 44–60 lbs (20–27 kg), Male: 51–64 lbs (23–29 kg)
Colors: Lemon & White, Black & White, Tri-color, White & Chocolate, Black & Brown, Red & White