Basset Hounds are notoriously lazy. that is what a basset does best after all. With the oh so sad basset eyes they always tend to get an extra helping of cookies or treat. All that food, extra cookies, counter surfing (OH THE COUNTER SURFING!) and watching the Price is Right makes them a bit “chunkier” of the breeds. Over the years it has amazed me how many people ask me how in the world I keep my dogs so lean and healthy looking, with shiny coats and NO HIP DISPLACEMENTS.