The appearance of these short, long and heavy hounds is fully consistent with their character: Basset Hounds are calm and extremely good-natured. Affectionate and loving, they love communication. To fully mature, they need from 18 months to three years, and during this period of life, their sense of humour, coupled with an “important” appearance, cannot but amuse even the most serious person. The Basset Hound is a dog full of energy, and she does not mind playing pranks. Basset Hounds are friendly and carefree dogs. Since they originally hunted in groups, they tend to get along with other dogs and pets. Bassetts are people-oriented and get along well with children. They are quite intelligent dogs that are difficult to train as they are stubborn. Browse the list below and find your typical Basset Hound here.