Basset Hounds are an especially friendly breed. For this reason they usually make excellent pets. Bassets are known to be a vocal breed that might howl or bark when they want something or to suggest that something is wrong. They also use a low, murmuring whine to get attention, which sounds as if they are talking. They require a moderate amount of exercise like going for a daily walk. Shar Peis are loving, devoted family dogs. They were originally bred as palace guard dogs in China. They are independent and usually silent, barking only when playing or when their watchdog instincts kick in. They are at their best when given sufficient physical and mental exercise. Get acquainted with this dog off leash in one of our family run areas. Most dogs will need to run off some energy before they settle down and get acquainted with you. Thanks!