Mikey, Mikey, Mikey - oh dear. 'Most Basset breeders and Breed Clubs' are ALL wrong, and only you are right then eh.Also I think Most basset breeders and Breed Clubs have a problem with actual history because the breed origins are not form follows function. It Literally developed for its appearance only. The fact that it could still hunt was a happy accident.
And I'd think so (would know) but I know he doesn't if he's talking about the ORIGINS of the breed. Can I PLEASE direct you two (and others out there who may well be being totally misled by all this mis-information) to George Johnston's respected book on the breed and his opening Chapter entitled 'Origins and Evolution'.We had this discussion a while ago on Facebook. A very prominent breed historian joined in and stated that the breed is English. Given the extensive research he has done on the breed's history I would think he would know.
"Correct we are speaking Specifical of the breed ie "Basset Hounds" not a genetic mutation occur in any number of scent hounds which undoubtedly was used and manipulate earlier in France but that is not the Question the Question is the Origin of a Specific Breed which undoubtedly is England. Hence the "Basset Hound" is an English breed developed from french hounds"I think this is basically where any confusion lies. Sic. TODAY'S Basset Hound as we see and love it, was indeed developed to perfection (some might question that!!) in Britain."
LMAO the Historian Miriam aka soundtrack did not mention above in her post is none other than Randy Fredriksen " A very prominent breed historian joined in and stated that the breed is English. Given the extensive research he has done on the breed's history I would think he would know."For those of you who are interested, if you can get hold of Randy Frederiksen's Basset Hound, A World History, which may not be in print now? his opening Chapter 'The 19th Century' lists the progress of the Basset-type hounds from 1863 and includes the history of how in '1866, the Comte de Tournon, IN FRANCE, sent Lord Galway IN ENGLAND a pair of basset-type hounds' called Basset and Belle. Further in 1867 'The first litter of basset-type hounds bred in England were whelped, from Basset and Belle'. Then in 1874 Sir Everett Millais bought Model at the Parish show....... and so on.