The history of the Boxer Basset consists of the histories of its parent breeds, the Boxer and the Basset Hound. The Boxer was first noticed in Europe in the high valleys of Tibet. At the time, these were considered to be Tibetan fighting dogs. In fact, the Boxer is thought to be a relative of all Bulldog breeds. The Tibetan Mastiff and Bouledogue de Mida from France are also thought to be cousins of the Boxer. However, others in Germany believe that the Boxer was derived from a mix of the Brabanter Bullenbeisser and the Danziger Bullenbeisser to form a tough and streamlined dog for hunting. Until dog fighting and bull baiting were made illegal, the Boxer was used for these sports but this breed does not seem to hold any aggressiveness. They are very popular dogs in American and were accepted by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1904. The Basset Hound originated in France in the 1500s and was used as a scent hound for trailing rabbits. The name comes from the French word “bas”, which means dwarf or low thing. This was discovered in a hunting textbook written by Count Jacques Du Fouilloux in 1560. It is thought that the Basset Hound was developed by the Friars of the French Abbey in St. Hubert although other experts believe that they were also mixed with the Bloodhound to make them larger. The Basset Hound became increasingly popular when first shown in 1863 at a Paris Dog Show. They were officially accepted by the AKC in 1935 and they are the 39th most popular dog breed in America.