15 Historical Facts About Basset Hounds You Might Not Know

The cute and adorable Basset Hound breed was bred in England and the system in the middle of the 20th century. The name of the breed consists of two English words, which translate as: “perch” – low and “hound” – hound, which explains the purpose of the breed. Behind the comical appearance of the Basset Hound, there is a real hunter, it is distinguished by its ultra-high sensitivity, endurance, and outstanding hunting qualities.

#1 For the first time, the breed of stunted dogs was mentioned in medieval manuscripts.

#2 Officially, the Basset Hound is considered an English breed, but the birthplace of its ancestors was still France.

#3 In 17th century France, Basset dogs were very fashionable dogs. They lived at the royal court and participated in the hound hunting.

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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