The Basset Hound is very well-known because of his long ears, short leg and large, heavy body. He first appeared in France as a hunting dog and was popular during Napoleon’s reign and Queen Alexandra had Basset Hounds in 1880. The Marquis de Lafayette gave these dogs to George Washington during his Presidency, to aid in his hunts.
He’s a good multi-purpose dog who excels in pack or solo hunting, tracking, obedience, field trialling and conformation. He has a powerful hunting instinct and will eagerly chase a scent. He’s a gentle dog who dislikes confrontation. The Basset Hound can be any colour, including mixtures. He’s a loving companion who needs very little grooming. He shouldn’t be taller than 14 inches.