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. 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. WikipedeaBassetHound-club-flier