The Basschshund's purebred parent breeds are both placed in the Hound Dog Group by the AKC. Because both parent breeds are long-bodied, short-legged dogs with a superior sense of smell, you can count on your Basschshund being pretty much the same. There are differences, however, and so some Basschshunds may look more like a Basset Hound than Daschund or vice versa, or it may be a curiously perfect mix of both parents.
Like the more general features, both parent breeds are very intelligent and are sure to pass this on to all their puppies. These hybrid dogs will want to be mentally stimulated, and they are great with agility games, food puzzles and the like. They like to learn on their own, and they can do so swiftly.
They may give the appearance of being awkward and clumsy, but these dogs are sure-footed, balanced and confident in their stride and movements. They are extremely curious and love to dig, and they will try to get into places that are hard for you to retrieve them if they decide they wish to stay there. There is also the possibility that they will have the deep, loud, baying bark of their Basset Hound parent.
These dogs aren't lazy, but they do like to lie around a bit. A couple of hours daily of walking (or running) and play with other dogs in the backyard or at the dog park will keep them fit and happy.