|Miss E. Rumball’s basset hound "Laval Of Lohaire"|
Now have a look at the Basset that won Best of Breed at Crufts this year.
|© The Kennel Club|
Now, the modern dog is much more moderate than many we've seen in recent years. The dog below, for instance, won Crufts in 2008, just before Pedigree Dogs Exposed highlighted the issues in this breed. And it's not just that one is male and t'other female.
Upshot: there is progress but show Bassets still need more leg and less flesh - and the only dollops we need are of common sense.