Hobbits, because of their short length called Halflings (In Westron: Banakil) in Middle-Earth by the other races, live in the Third Era in the Shire. This is a temperate region in Middle-Earth.
They are calm, gentle and most happy creatures whom love eating, drinking and tobacco.
This is why they look a bit more husky. They love peace and quiet and most definitely not adventures.
Their length varies between 60 to 120 cm, but Hobbits themselves claim they used to be bigger.
They also have hair on their feet, and their soles have a layer of natural leather. Because of this, they do not have to wear shoes, are very good at sneaking and hiding from enemies.