The Basset Hound originated in France sometime in the 1800's. The French word "Bas" in "Basset" translates to "low". "Bas" describes the breeds low profile standing at only 13-15 inches tall. The Basset was and is still used to hunt a variety of game including opossums.Their impressive sense of smell comes from the Bloodhound they were cross bred from. The Basset Hound can be found in three main color patterns: Tri-color, red with white spots, and black and white. Our Basset Hound gifts and merchandise items collection has grown to over 30 different product lines with the most popular color patterns available. We hope Dog Lover Store has been able to source the perfect Basset Hound collectibles and stuff for every Basset Hound lover. Shop Basset Hound decor, Basset Hound socks, wine racks, statues, writing pens/notepads, angel Christmas ornaments, clocks, figurines, and many more products! If your Basset has a different or unique color pattern, no worries! We offer custom painted Basset Hound figurines/ornaments for all of our angel, mini, and standard figurines!