Depicted by cartoonists the world over as a kindly but worried canine buffoon, the Basset deserves his popularity as a family dog. Happy by the fireside or on the moors, he is a dog capable of hunting his natural prey, the hare, persistently at a relatively slow pace over prodigious distances.
Source: The Kennel Club
Links to Breed Descriptions
AKC Video Link
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Basset Hound Club of America: Judges Education: Judges Education Seminar & Illustrated Standard
http://www.bassethounduniversity.com/Judges Page Judges Education CD.htm
Illustrated Standard: http://www.bassethounduniversity.com/J Illustrated Standard/mobile/index.html#p=1
SCC Video Link
View more videos on SCC's YouTube Channel
Other Names for Breed
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Health and Well-Being
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
2: OFA: Basset Hound Breed Summary Report: https://secure.ofa.org/regSums/BASSET HOUND.pdf
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch (Category 2)
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
US: OFA: CHIC Health Tests: https://www.ofa.org/recommended-tests?breed=BH
Finland: FKC Database: Basset Hound: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=163
Breeding Rules: http://suomenbassetkerho.com/?page_id=174
Breed Health Information & Surveys:
Basset Hound Club of America: Health page
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages
Basset Hound Coat Color DNA Study: This page was mounted January 25, 2011 and was last updated January 5, 2013 by Dayna Dreger, PhD. The linked pages in this series by Sheila Schmutz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Internal) Basset Hound Coat Color DNA Study-2013-archived.docx
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Canada: Basset Hound Club of Canada
UK: The Basset Hound Club
USA: Basset Hound Club of America
France: SCC: https://www.centrale-canine.fr/le-chien-de-race/basset-hound
Club français du Basset Hound