The Basset Hound

The Basset Hound

The Basset Hound has its origins in England, but is related to the French Basset breeds Basset Artesian Normand, Basset Bleu de Gascogne, Basset Fauve de Bretagne, Grand Basset Griffon Vendee and Petit Basset Griffon Vendee. 

Basset Hound history and origins

This section covers the history and origins of the Basset Hound, important dates, and will dispute and/or shed light on some facts about the Basset Hound.
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Basset Hound books

In the Basset Hound books section we list a number of older books dating back as far as the 14th century that depict or mention the Basset Hound, or the ancestors of the Basset Hound.

The chapters relating to the Basset Hound can be read in the Basset Hound books section, and most of the books can be downloaded in various formats, such as a PDF, as a Kindle file and in other eBook formats.  Links are also provided to resellers.
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George Washington and Basset Hounds

Most modern books on the Basset Hound state that President George Washington received two Basset Hounds from General Lafayette.  We disagree!!
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Basset Hound humor

Visit our humor section for entertaining information about the Basset Hound.
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