The Basset Hound was officially recognized by the AKC in 1935.

The Basset Hound ranks 40th s most popular dog breed.

The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family, as well as one of six recognized Basset breeds in France. The Basset is a scent hound that was originally bred for the purpose of hunting hare. Their sense of smell for tracking is second only to that of the Bloodhound.[1] The name Basset is derived from the French word bas, meaning “low”, with the attenuating suffix -et, together meaning “rather low”. Basset Hounds are usually bicolors or tricolors of standard hound coloration. Wikipedea

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