Ribs and rib cage

Ribs well rounded and sprung, without flange, extending well back.

Standard My explanation of the standard

Deep rib cage:

Too short and deformed rib cage

Too short rib cage

Too flat rib cage

Too short and knocked-out rib cage

Only a well-rounded, long and deep rib cage ensures the protection of the internal organs of the dog. He creates sufficient space and adequate protection for the heart, the lungs and other organs. Only then the Basset Hound can bring full power to deal with his work.

The building of a Basset Hound is comparable to that of a ship. Length times width of the body trunk run parallel, so that the chest and the hindquarters can form a unit.

Building of a Basset Hound