If you have been accustomed to dogs with high energy levels, will you be happy with the calm, even temperament of the Basset Hound?
Because of their long ears, low-slung structure and hefty size, Bassets have special needs, including needing their ears cleaned 3 or 4 times a month. Will you enjoy meeting these needs?
Because they possess a hunting instinct, Bassets tend to roam and should be kept in a secure, fenced area. Are you able to provide this type of environment for your Basset?