Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Basset Hound Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in France; breed is established in the UK and the USA. Used originally to hunt hares. Today's Basset is lower to the ground and heavier than its hunting forebears. Friendly and patient, makes good companion even though they can be stubborn at times. Do not need a great amount of exercise. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. The New Basset Hound. Howell. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs:www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Basset Hound Club: www.bassethoundclub.co.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs -www.akc.org/clubs/search. Basset Hound Club of America:www.basset-bhca.org.