Basset Hound Reclassified

The basset hound has been reclassified from category three (high-profile breeds) to category two of The Kennel Club’s Breed Watch system, with effect  from 1 January. This means the best of breed basset hound winner at Crufts, or any other winning their third challenge certificate, will no longer require a vet check.Eleven breeds remain on the category three list. Visit