Basset Hound Dog They fully believe in people. If there was a hunting dog then that dog would love the owner, cling to the owner all his life. When he was left alone at home, the dog felt sad. Their temperament is harmonious, affectionate, good with children, sometimes stubborn, Basset hounds also live well in the apartment environment. When indoors they appear quite lazy. However, when released, they can run for hours without fatigue. They need to be exercised to stay healthy but their training needs are also relatively low, so they can be easily taken to take a walk at any time.