General Appearance: As the French
word "Basset" indicates these hounds are very "low set". They appear
to be very melancholy and lackadaisical.
Head: The head is large yet
well proportioned, having a dome-shape with a pronounced occipital.
The loose skin of the head will fall in distinct wrinkles over the
brow when the head is lowered. The sad, soft, droopy eyes, revealing
the pink of the lower lids are brown to dark brown. The soft velvety
long ears are set low and well back. The nose has wide-open nostrils
and is darkly pigmented. The mouth has long droopy upper lips that
Body: The body has a long
barrel shape to it. The hindquarters are approximately the same
width as the shoulders and well rounded. The short, stocky but
sturdy legs have loose wrinkled skin. The feet are well knuckled and
broad. The long and tapered undocked tail will be carried with an
upward curl (hound fashion) when n the move.
Color: The short close
smooth coat can be black, tan, white, lemon, or any combination of
the hound colors. The skin itself will be loose and pliable.
Size: Females: 13-14 inches
// 50 pounds
Males: 13-14 inches //50
Temperament: As previously
mentioned, although they have a rather melancholy look, they are
actually very social, lively and good-natured animals. They not only
need love but indeed need lots of exercise so as not to become
overweight and arthritic as they age. With it’s keen sense of smell,
determination, and stamina; this hound makes an earnest hunter a