○ BREED NOTES Long-eared and low to the ground (15 inches tall at most), bassets are beloved for their floppy ears, droopy jowls, and laid-back personality. Weights range from 40 to 60 pounds.
○ HUNTING STYLE Bassets may be the ideal cottontail dog. They move slowly enough that rabbits just hop ahead, hardly ever holing up. And the deep, low, bawling hound song is music to any hunter’s ears.
○ BONUS POINTS For the lower-energy or mature family, bassets are perfect. They love people and don’t require an excessive amount of daily exercise.