The Basset Hound has an average height of 15 inches with an average weight between 40-65 pounds. They have heavy bones and powerful legs as they are built more for endurance than speed and their signature long velvet ears, droopy sad eyes, and wrinkled brow is the look they are most famous for. They are loyal and low key with a keen sense of smell that makes them good hunters. In pursuit of a chase, they have a distinct loud bark. Although stubborn at times, they are tolerant of children and other pets.