Basset Hound Breed Profile
The Basset Hound is a heavy dog, quite shortlegged and distinctive in its appearance. Attractive and friendly, the Basset Hound may forget everything else if it finds a scent to follow when unleashed. The Basset Hound is essentially fearless, though it may exhibit some timidness and shyness. First developed in France, this dog has a long history in Europe, primarily in France and Belgium, for hunting slow game that can be tracked on foot.