meet theBasset Hound


Training &Temperament

Because these dogs are prone to obesity, daily walks are critical to keeping your dog in good physical shape. Taking them to obedience training is essential to make your dog the best possible companion. In addition, the time you spend with your dog will create an eternal bond between the two of you. Your Basset wants to please you more than anything. Look for puppy kindergarten to advanced obedience classes near you. Local kennel clubs often run such classes in your community.

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Did You Know?

In trailing ability, the accuracy of the Basset’s nose makes him second only to the Bloodhound.

"Basset" as applied to a breed of dog derives from the French adjective bas, meaning "low thing" or "dwarf".

In 1935, the Basset Hound Club of America was organized in the United States.

The February 27, 1928 issue of Time magazine carried the picture of a Basset puppy on the cover. The accompanying cover story was a write-up of the 52nd annual dog show of the Westminster Kennel Club at Madison Square Garden as if it were attended and observed by the puppy.

In the US, it was thought that George Washington owned Bassets presented to him as a gift by Lafayette after the American Revolution.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black & White 019
Black Brown & White 022
Black Tan & White 030
Black White & Brown 031
Black White & Tan 034
Brown Black & White 064
Lemon & White 115
Mahogany & White 130
Red & White 146
Black & Brown 009
Black Red & White 027
Blue & White 045
Blue Tan & White 291
Brown & White 063
Tan & White 197
White & Lemon 211
White & Red 214
White Black & Brown 360
White Black & Red 361


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Markings 002
Black Mask 004
Ticked 013
White Markings 014