History of the Basset Hounds

As the story is described in all the textbooks on basset hounds, I will try to show this in a pictorial representation.


The true breeding Bassets´ French origin begins in England in 1866, when Lord Galway imported two dogs from the breed of the Basset Couteulx Le Count de Canteleu from northern France and began breeding bassets with this type Basset d'Artois.


Sir Everett Millais's Model


Jambes Droites Basset Hound

1889 - 1891

"Jupiter", "Fino de Paris" und "Dallas", three bassets which correspond to the original yet distinctly French type of Basset d'Artois.

1890 - 1910

Arthur Wardle Basset Hounds


French Basset Hound


Walhampton Lymington Basset




Maycombe Bassets


Balleroy Justin


Verwood Basset Hounds


Barbara vom Herzogtum Jülich


Manory Masterpiece

Fredwell Voron Vandel

Ch. Justland Frith

(Parents: Ch. Blaby Hal x Justland Cinnemon )


Burmingham Champion Show England

left: C. C. & BOB Sykemoor Ruthie, Bes. George Johnston's

right: C. C. Ch. Harecroft Magnus of Balleroy, Bes. Pat Moneur's

Can. Ch. Chantinghall Isabella

Can. Ch. Chantinghall Nathaniel

Am. Ch. Northwood's the Diplomat / Am. Ch. Halcyon Crackerjack

Ch. Kazzoo vom Hollandheim

(Parents: Ch. Tal-E-Ho's Top Gun x Abba vom Hollandheim)

Ch. Quintus vom Herzogtum Jülich

(Parents: Ch. Tal-E-Ho's Top Gun x CH. Cantinghall Isbella)

Remus vom Herzogtum Jülich

(Parents: Ch. Quintus vom Herzogtum Jülich x Melanie vom Herzogtum Jülich)

Am. Ch. Sanchu Sour Mash

Multi Ch. Pyperwynd I. M. Reddie Freddie

Am. Ch. Foxglen Whiz Kid

(Parents: Ch. Pyperwind I'm Reddie Freddie x Ambrican Foxglen Magical)

Am. Ch. Deer Hill's Great Gatsby

Am. Ch. Jap. Ch. Fort Merrill Great Gatsby