THE BASSET HOUND
Illustrated Standard

(AUSTRALIAN BREED STANDARD AND EXTENSION)

ESSENCE OF THE BREED
CHARACTERISTICS GENERAL APPEARANCE
TEMPERAMENT HEAD AND SKULL EYES EARS MOUTH NECK
FOREQUARTERS BODY HINDQUARTERS FEET TAIL GAIT/MOVEMENT
FORM & FUNCTION COAT COLOUR SIZE HISTORY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Drawings from the Japanese Illustrated Standard by Yoko Yamamoto



COAT

Smooth, short and close without being too fine. Whole outline clean and free from feathering.
Long haired, soft coat with feather highly undesirable.


COLOUR

Generally black, white and tan (tri-colour); lemon and white (bi-colour); but any recognised hound colour acceptable.

The distribution of color and markings is of no importance


SIZE

Height: 33-38 cms (13-15 ins) at withers


FAULTS

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to it degree.

NOTE : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended in the scrotum

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Illustrated Standard prepared by Judy Horton – (All Breeds judge) for the VicJudge’s website Australia
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