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. Wikipedea

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Charming, Patient, Low-Key
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 39 of 193
Height: up to 15 inches
Weight: 40-65 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-13 years
Group: Hound Group


The Basset Hound Club of America

The Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. and its members are dedicated to this wonderful breed and always work to protect its interests. Please consider joining us as we participate in dog sports, gather for educational events, encourage breed health research.