|Ease of Training|
- He descended from France
- He was chiefly used for hunting rabbits, hare, and deer by their scent
- He was bred to have small legs to slow him down on the hunt and hunters would follow him on foot
- The word "Bas" in Basset means "low thing" or "dwarf" in French
- He was used primarily for hunting rabbits in the United States
Personality and Behavior
- He's very easygoing, laid-back, and not aggressive
- He gets along well with strangers and other dogs
- He's affectionate
- He will follow his nose whenever he catches a scent ignoring everything else around him, including you
- He slobbers and drools
- He's one of the most difficult breeds to train. You will need lots of patience as he is one of the slowest to learn obedience commands.
- He sheds profusely! You will find a lot of hair in your home - stuck to your couch, carpets and clothes - and to just about everything else. You will be vacuuming regularly.
Grooming / Maintenance
- His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds profusely you may find yourself brushing it a couple of times a week, or even daily, to reduce the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).