This section is from the book "British Dogs: Their Varieties, History, Characteristics, Breeding, Management, And Exhibition", by Hugh Dalziel. Also available from Amazon: British Dogs.
5. The Beagle.
6. The Bassett.
7. The Dachshund
This group corresponds in head formation with the second division of M. Cuvier. " The head moderately elongated, and the parietals diverging from each other for a certain space as they rise upon the side of the head, enlarging the cerebral cavity and the frontal sinus." Many, and notably those nearest approaching the older types, are possessed of deep flews and abundance of loose skin about the head and throat. They are heavier in build and slower in pace than those in Group 1, and, although in several instances used to quest for game only, the general employment of the group is to hunt by scent only and to kill.