This is a very interesting conversation. I never knew what dewlaps were, and I never really paid attention to them on my dogs. But this thread made me realize that Stomps, who many people mistake for a beagle instead of a basset, has surprisingly impressive dewlaps. Lightning, who's much more of a typical-looking basset than Stomps, has fine dewlaps, but they're not as much fun to play with as Stomps. Kaira, thanks for the photo illustrating Mr. Runcible's impressive dewlaps. I've learned something new. And Barbie, your pup is very cute. Bassets definitely get baggier with age, but again, his parents would be the best indication of how he's going to turn out.