"You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil!" ~ from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Hufflepuff house is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. Established by Helga Hufflepuff, those students chosen by the sorting hat for this particular house are chosen due to their hardwork, patients, friendship, and fair play. When the four houses were originally formed, Gryffindor wanted the bravest, Slytherin wanted the purest in blood, and Ravenclaw wanted the most intelligent. Helga, valuing the very things that her house represents, said that Hufflepuff House would take all the rest. Thus, all students who do not 'fit into' one of the other three houses wind up in Hufflepuff, and are welcomed there. Additionally all students who strongly embody those values that Helga Hufflepuff valued (hardwork, patience, friendship, and fair play) were also taken for Hufflepuff House. Students in this house often have to be reminded to not allow others to walk all over them.
Hufflepuff house's animal is the badger, its colours yellow and black, and its current head of house is Gareth Shapley. The patron ghost of this house still remains as the Fat Friar.