Many people believe this dog looks like a sausage because it is short and long, but its size does not matter. In fact, the basset can be both a brave hound and a sweet pet dog. It is very smart, playful and affectionate. Despite its short legs, the basset walks quickly and loves to take a walk.
(1) Official Basset Hound standard
(2) Zedda, M.; et al.
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