Searching for Basset Hound Gifts? Welcome to YourBreedStore.com. We carry a unique line of Basset Hound gifts, products and collectibles, including, jewelry, figurines, Basset Hound flags, signs and many more Basset Hound gift items. The Basset Hound is sweet, gentle, devoted, peaceful and naturally well-behaved. It fits into family life well. Its temperament should always be friendly, and never vicious, moody or harsh, and would only become so if the owners lead the dog to believe he is pack leader over humans. It is mild but not timid; very affectionate with its master and friendly with children. The Basset Hound is an old breed which is a direct descendent of the Bloodhound and has a nose that is almost as outstanding. Some sources suggest the Basset Hound may have originated from genetic dwarf dogs that were born in litters of different types of hunting hounds. The name "Basset Hound" comes from the French word "bas" meaning low. The Basset Houndís long ears have been poetically described by Shakespeare as "Ears which sweep away the morning dew." These gifts are ideal for all Basset Hound lovers around the world.