I've done a ridiculous amount of research on Basset Hounds and in every way I think they would be a good fit for me, my wife and our child. The one hang up I have is that we live on the second story of a small condo building. The condo itself is large and we actually have a decent sized yard, that's not the problem. Instead, I'm slightly concerned about the 20-25 stairs the Basset would have to go up and down on a fairly regular basis. I know that Bassets under a year old are supposed to stay off of stairs but other than that, I'm hoping some experts out there can let me know what impact, if any at all, stairs have on the older, mature Basset. Is it unrealistic to expect such a climb out of this breed or am I being overly worrisome? Thanks for your help.