well he really isnt adopted if you mean like from a shelter or something. my parents and i bought him from a breeder we had a tan and white bassett hound named angel but she sadly passedaway. Bowser is the perfect looking ti-colored basset hound. has great markings, his ears are the long and legs are short! : ) hes got alot of character just like any other bassetthound he likes to steal your seat when you get up and loves to help himself to any food of yours that he can get to. and is absolutly adorable when hes asleep hell even get into you bed get under the covers and even lay his head on you pillow just like a human. he loves his belly to be scratched and if you get just the right spot he'll shake his leg up and down. he is sometimes a pain in the butt but, hes a great addition to our family!