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Bassets love to be couch potatoes. We have had two Bassets. Our first Basset, Bubba, was a couch potato who ended up with disk problems in his back when he was around seven years old. The vet told us that long backed dogs, especially Bassets with their heavier front half often develop back problems. The constant jumping up, and then the jumping down from furniture which jars and compresses the vertebre is often the cause. Bubba spent two weeks of crate rest, pain meds, no more couches, and ramps for step climbing and entering our vehicles.
Our current Basset, Bogie, is not allowed on the furniture, and he is fine with that. He has his pillow bed to lay on, and we often sit on the floor with him. That's the down side, no cuddling on the couch, but we cuddle on the floor. It sure beats back problems down the road.
 
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