I have a 4 month old basset hound. Whenever I walk him he will walk about 20 feet and then sit down and continually look around for several minutes. He doesn't seem afraid...just curious. A 20 minute walk will stretch into an hour. I know he's not tired because when we turn around to come home, he becomes the "mad dasher" which is really quite comical to see. I've had many dogs over the years and have never encountered this before and was wondering if this was the "basset" in him.