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Basset Hound |France|

Basset Hound |France|

The charismatic Basset Hound, among the most recognizable of all breeds, originated in France during the Middle Ages. These low-slung dogs, along with their taller relative the Bloodhound, are used for the slow trail of game and for driving small game from dense undergrowth into open country where a hunter can access them. They are typically used in packs, although they can work alone, and are also a much-loved companion breed.

History

Basset Hounds are believed to have developed from the St. Hubert Hounds that were bred by monks at the Monastery of St. Hubert in Belgium. In the late seventh and early eighth centuries, Hubert supplied the aristocracy with hounds from his monastery. It is possible that the Basset arrived through genetic mutations of these large hounds resulting in shortlegged dogs that were bred together.

Basset Hounds are extremely sociable dogs and generally get along well with other dogs.

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From Dogs Unleashed, Copyright by Tamsin Pickeral, licensed through ContentOro, Inc and used by arrangement with Thunder Bay Press

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