Hmmm very interesting! From my tiny sample size of one basset I agree! Sometimes I wonder if I named her Brutus she wouldn't be such a cream puff! She's definitely a lover not a fighter indeed, just ask the neighbor cat! I think though it's part nature and part nurture. I learned very quickly positive reinforcement was the only way to go with her. So maybe her being "well taken care of" brought out more cream puff?