This video features Zoe, the Basset Hound playing with her young human friend Charlotte on their deck. According to the uploader, Zoe was a rescue dog. When they bought her home for the first time, the dog instantly became friends with their daughter.
Basset Hounds are gentle, devoted and generally well-behaved. Typically, they are no more than 14 inches tall and usually weigh 50 to 60 pounds which means that they are big dogs on short legs. In fact, their name Basset comes from the French word ‘bas’ meaning low or short. They were originally bred for hunting – tracking a variety of small animals, especially rabbits. The shortness of their legs makes it easier for hunters to follow them and their large, floppy ears help bring scents directly to their face. However, they’re not good swimmers.
Basset hounds are calm and rather lazy in a household setting. Despite being hunters, they love taking naps and lounging on the couch. They are heavy eaters and because they are not very active in the house, they can easily gain weight. This breed is highly susceptible to becoming obese which will later cause them back and leg problems. Daily exercise is a must to keep them happy and healthy.