The Corgi Basset's origins are unknown. There is a high likelihood that the hybrid breed may have been initially developed as an “oops” litter. The Corgi Basset is considered a designer breed that has risen in popularity in the last 20 years. While the origins are unknown, it is just as important to review his parent breeds – the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cockapoo. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi was initially tied in with the Cardigan Welsh Corgi before being reclassified in its own category. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is said to have been developed from the Spitz family. Flemish weavers are believed to have been responsible for the initial development of the breed and bred them to herd sheep and drive cattle. In 1926, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was brought to the public's attention by participating in his first show ring. Queen Elizabeth II's fascination with the breed only allowed for additional popularity rises throughout the years. In 1934, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Basset Hound is thought to have been developed by the Friars of the French Abbey of St. Hubert in order to have a low-set breed to follow while on foot. While the breed was said to have disappeared during the French Revolution, the Basset Hound exploded back onto the scene post-war. Commoners needed a slow-moving dog to hunt with and the Basset Hound proved to be an excellent choice. His talented ability to track scents in far distances also established the breed in the field. The Basset Hound became talented at hunting rabbits and hares. In 1863, the Basset Hound's popularity erupted after the Paris Dog Show. In 1935, the Basset Hound Club of America was formed and the breed was added to the roster of the American Kennel Club. Due to its hybrid status, the Corgi Basset is not officially recognized by the AKC.