Basset Hound History
Other Interesting facts...
On February 27, 1928, Time magazine featured a basset hound on the front cover.
The accompanying story was about the 52nd annual West minister Kennel Club Dog
Show at Madison Square Garden as if observed by the basset hound puppy.
Many cartoon dogs are based on the basset, such as Tex Avery's Droopy, with several
Bassets appearing in animated Disney films. Syndicated comic strip Fred Basset has
been a regular feature in newspapers since 1963. Thereis a basset hound character
named Fred in the Smokey and the Bandit movie series.
In the early days of television, Elvis Presley famously sang "Hound Dog" to a basset
hound named Sherlock on The Steve Allen Show on July 1, 1956. Lassie had a basset
friend named Pokey early in the Lassie television series. Other famous TV bassets are
the wisecracking Cleo from The People's Choice, Columbo's dog Dog, and the sheriff's
dog Flash in The Dukes of Hazzard.
Basset hounds are often used as advertising logos. The logo for Hush Puppies brand shoes
prominently features a basset hound whose real name is Jason. Basset hounds are occasionally
referred to as "hush puppies" for that reason. A basset hound also serves as the companion to
the lonely Maytag Man in Maytag appliance advertisements. Tidewater Petroleum advertised
its "Flying A" gasoline using a basset hound named Axelrod.
~Lafayette in The Aristocats
~Toby in The Great Mouse Detective
~The Dog ( The Musicians from Bremen)
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