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Basset Hound

Basset Hound, a breed of dogs closely allied to the Dachshund (q.v.). They may be smooth- or rough-coated, and both these forms may have crooked or straight legs. These dogs are fairly common in France, where they are used to track game, but they were only introduced into England about 1875.