It's believed he was developed from the Basset Hound and the Alpine Spaniel
He was a good hunter because he rarely ever barked
Personality and Behavior
He's gentle and very affectionate!
He'll try to sit on your lap for some of your affection
He has a real desire to please you
He takes a while to warm up to strangers but once he does he will show his playful and affectionate side
He's playful as a puppy, but lazy and happy just to lay around all day as an adult
He drools and slobers
He's notorious for stealing food from cabinets, counters and even the fridge when you're not looking (or even when you are)
He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.
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 medium-length 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!).