Basset Hound toby jug produced by Keele Street Pottery of Tunstall, England, circa 1950. The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog in the hound family. The Basset is a scent hound that was originally bred for the purpose of hunting hare. Their sense of smell and ability to ground scent is second only to the Bloodhound. The Basset Hound is a friendly, outgoing, and playful dog, tolerant of children and other pets. They are extremely vocal and famously devoted to tracking. They are also widely known for being stubborn. Prospective owners must be prepared to handle Bassets firmly and patiently. A tree branch forms the handle of the jug.
Keele Street Pottery