These dogs are short hounds. They are known by the trade marked long floppy ears. They have a smooth short haired coat.
A basset is usually tri-color, (black, tan, white).
They are known for strong powerful necks, a keen sense of smell and lots of loose sking around the head which gives the appearance of wrinkles.
This hound is stout with short strong legs.
Excellent hearing and a nose for tracking are traits of the breed.
This dog can be very loving and protective of its family members.
They like to bark a lot, the bark is a bit loud and guttural and if you didn't know better would seem to be associated with a much larger dog.
Associated Country: France
Coat: Smooth & short, tri-color coat.
Life Expectancy: 10-12years