Well, it’s rather apparent now that the backyard breeder that sold us our puppy lied about his age. We were told he was a pocket beagle, was exactly 2 months old at the time we picked him up according to his shot records, is very mouthy, stumbled a bit when walking at first, and sucks on his blanket for comfort. He's now 9 months old and 35lbs. and dna results say he is 56% beagle, 16% Bassett, and remaining is a hound mix. Don’t get me wrong...we love him to death, but just be wary of bad breeders.