Actual toughy was just the oposite he became more puppy like and played more the older he got older. Mariah at * is nearly as fast as she was at two, even though she lost a lot of muscle in the right front leg removing a mast cell tumor, and a second tumor scare at the same spot 6 months later that turn out to be an ingrown hair.Owners of older bassets feel free to add your own dog's activity patterns to our dataset
mariah at 3 years of age temp in low 40's
mariah at 7 temp mid 40's
The colder it is the faster she runs. In the heat we have to resort to wet basset syndrome to help pick up the speed.