Official Kennel Club (United Kingdom) Standard for the Basset Hound

While there is only one Standard for basset hounds in the United States, basset hounds in the United Kingdom and in much of the rest of the world, especially Europe, are judged by the Kennel Club Standard (UK). Judges at sanctioned dog shows and matches in the UK and some countries in Europe use this Standard to judge the dogs appearing in their ring. The purpose for these events is to assist breeders in selecting the best breeding stock. This Standard was updated in 2009 due to health concerns thought to be related to some extremes being bred into some basset hounds.