If you are considering getting an adult, please take note...advantages to an older dog are great.
1). They are crate trained and are very comfortable traveling or staying home in one.
2). They are through the destructive chewing stage.
3). They are house trained or started on housetraining.
4) My bassets have been exposed to many outside stimuli, such as crowds, children, other dogs, cats, and have had a lot of hands on them.