Bassets certainly are amazing creatures!
Anabelle is 60 pounds. I can't pick her up (that's over half my weight... I'm very small), but my husband does pick her up fairly regularly.Awww so cute!!! How amazing to find no injuries after such a fall from that height! I'd have been afraid to go and look! Thank goodness he landed in a bush and not on concrete!
I don't know how you are able to pick up your Basset in your arms like that... mine are far too big and heavy and too awkward a shape and I'd be afraid I'd injure them by picking them up!
PS: Do other Basset owners pick up their dogs or are they like mine, too chunky and heavy to pick up. Even my vet won't pick them up and instead she lowers her table for them (electronically) to climb on and then raises it up as she said you have to be very careful with picking them up with such long bodies and especially when they are over 60/70lbs!