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The Origin Of A Basset Hound - Brief History

Basset Hound History Origins

The Origin Of A Basset Hound - Brief History

The origin of a Basset Hound is traced back to France during the middle ages. A hunter named Hubert bred dogs that were similar to modern day bloodhounds.During this time, Hubert became a monk and founded a monastery. After his death, his fellow monks continued to breed hounds, eventualy breeding a short legged strain of hunting dog, similar to what we now call a Basset Hound. While popular with hunters, Basset wouldn't gain public fame until being entered in a dog shows during mid 1980's and they were a hit. As a result of becoming so popuar it began being...

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