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I would like to know more about the French variety of basset hounds. I acquired one about three years ago - black coat, white belly and paws. Shorter snow, but has the long ears and placement of the traditional bassett. But he is really different in disposition from our tri-colored basset. Have any info, anyone? Thanks!
 

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I would like to know more about the French variety of basset hounds. I acquired one about three years ago - black coat, white belly and paws. Shorter snow, but has the long ears and placement of the traditional bassett. But he is really different in disposition from our tri-colored basset. Have any info, anyone? Thanks![/b]
I didn't know there were any in this country. We have a long-legged, light-boned Basset with straightish legs, rather than the conformation standard curved legs, but she's a real Basset from a good line, just didn't conform well to the standard. BTW, like your dog, she has a different disposition than any basset female I've had--very sweet, 'almost' eager to please, very, very quick and fast.
 
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I am looking for information on the French varities of the Basset. A couple of years ago, we acquired one, I think, by description. He has a black tux-looking coat with white belly and paws, and the brown snout and front neck area. He is shorter in body length than our traditional tri-color basset, and also a shorter snout, but still has the long ears. Anyone have any info or resources to check out? Appreciate it.
 

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I am looking for information on the French varities of the Basset. A couple of years ago, we acquired one, I think, by description. He has a black tux-looking coat with white belly and paws, and the brown snout and front neck area. He is shorter in body length than our traditional tri-color basset, and also a shorter snout, but still has the long ears. Anyone have any info or resources to check out? Appreciate it.[/b]
Are you talking about the Basset Artesian Normand?
 
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Are you talking about the Basset Artesian Normand?[/b]

Well, I don't know. I have come across two names - the Basset Atesian Normand and the Basset Bleu de Gascogne - both of which I know nothing about. Whatever name goes with the description I gave for Sam. I did see a picture in a basset book resembling him, but there was no information about this breed. Thanks!
 

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I'm no expert, but there are quite a few different basset breeds, such as the petite basset griffon vendeen, which has a wiry coat and is one of the cutest dogs I've ever seen. "Basset" in french means low to the ground, so several breeds include the word basset but don't look much like the Basset Hound. Within the Basset Hound breed, there's what I call the Maytag Repairdog--the very stereotypical (and beautiful) heavy-boned dog with lots and lots of extra skin; and another that people refer to as a field-hunting type, which is lighter of bone, slightly longer of leg and not quite so wrinkly. It's been said on this board that "field-hunter" is just another name for poorly bred. I tend to disagree, as Lightning is the field-hunting type and he is gorgeous, whereas Stomps is just plain poorly bred and one would be hard-pressed to say he's beautiful (but he's a movie star in my eyes). There's a big difference between the two, IMO. Anyway, like I said I'm no expert, so I'm sure others can add much more.
 

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I'm no expert, but there are quite a few different basset breeds, such as the petite basset griffon vendeen, which has a wiry coat and is one of the cutest dogs I've ever seen. "Basset" in french means low to the ground, so several breeds include the

There's some European breeds that, so far as I know, aren't in the US--the Basset Artesien, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen are two that come to mind. I think there's even more--may be some of our European Cyberhound know more about them.
 

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yeah. sounds like you're definitely talking about the Basset Bleu de Gascogne. Wow. Breeders of these are difficult to find. I did a search on the web and couldn't find any.
 

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I've never heard of such a dog. Pictures??

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I've never heard of such a dog. Pictures??

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I just knew someone was going to get technical with me. No, I don't know how to "download" pictures. This picture was in a book, anyhow. But trust me, that dog in the book looked like my Sam to a "T". So, I don't really think Sam is part of a mix or anything. In fact, Heather, if your page is the same as mine here, look the left of your "reply" labeled "2hounds". There
should be a picture of two bassets - one traditional tri-colored and the other looks very similar to my Sam. What do you think? Thanks for answering me. Sue
 
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I'm no expert, but there are quite a few different basset breeds, such as the petite basset griffon vendeen, which has a wiry coat and is one of the cutest dogs I've ever seen. "Basset" in french means low to the ground, so several breeds include the word basset but don't look much like the Basset Hound. Within the Basset Hound breed, there's what I call the Maytag Repairdog--the very stereotypical (and beautiful) heavy-boned dog with lots and lots of extra skin; and another that people refer to as a field-hunting type, which is lighter of bone, slightly longer of leg and not quite so wrinkly. It's been said on this board that "field-hunter" is just another name for poorly bred. I tend to disagree, as Lightning is the field-hunting type and he is gorgeous, whereas Stomps is just plain poorly bred and one would be hard-pressed to say he's beautiful (but he's a movie star in my eyes). There's a big difference between the two, IMO. Anyway, like I said I'm no expert, so I'm sure others can add much more.[/b]

I am so pleased with the responses that I am getting. But to elaborate further, Sam is what I would describe as "low to the ground", especially since we've had him. He loves to eat and he is soon going to be draggin' bottom. But two things - he does have slightly longer hair, but very silky, very soft and smooth. But his legs, though short, is very wrinkled and has the typical outward foot depicted on the traditional basset. But he has a face that you just want to die for.

You know what, I'm started to get a little nervous, though. I hope he doesn't turn out to be too special. Like I said in the beginning, we acquired him some three years ago. He was lost (or dropped off most people think) in our area and was brought to us. We did advertise and made official contacts for two weeks and received not one reply, so we kept him.
But God help the person who would turn up now. He is definitely the baby of the family. Anyway, thanks for the input!
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Sambud, I started this thread as I didn't want to hijack yours. But it kind of all mixes together. :lol:

Any authorities on different basset breeds out there?
 

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Sambud, I started this thread as I didn't want to hijack yours. But it kind of all mixes together.[/b]
Well now they are all mixed together under one topic rather than have 3 threads at the same time on essentially the same topic.
 

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The different basset breeds:

The Basset Hound is the only of these breeds coming from
England, the others are French. Our Basset Hound comes
from the Basset Artesien Normand, which is a smaller dog
with no surplus skin. A lot of the Bassets bred in USA are
more similar to the Artesien Normand than the Hound.

Basset Hound:


Basset Artesien Normand:


Basset Bleu de Gascogne:


Basset Fauve de Bretagne:


Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen:


Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen:
 

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The different basset breeds:

The Basset Hound is the only of these breeds coming from
England, the others are French. Our Basset Hound comes
from the Basset Artesien Normand, which is a smaller dog
with no surplus skin. A lot of the Bassets bred in USA are
more similar to the Artesien Normand than the Hound.

Thanks for the pictures!
 

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it's a shame how few basset hounds in U.S. actually look like the one in the picture. some breeders should either stop breeding or just start over because they don't seem to be doing a good job as far meeting the breed standard.
 
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