- AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 39 of 193
- Height: up to 15 inches
- Weight: 40-65 pounds
- Life Expectancy: 12-13 years
- Group: Hound Group
Among the most appealing of the AKC breeds, the endearing and instantly recognizable Basset Hound is a perennial favorite of dog lovers all over the world. This low-slung and low-key hound can be sometimes stubborn, but is always charming.