A Hunter is Born
The basset hound is descended from the St. Hubert hounds. He was bred to hunt small game because his long ears could stir up and hold scent for the nose to smell. The folds of skin under his chin, called the dewlap, help trap and hold the scent.
The basset hound first gained popularity in France in the late 18th century. They were found in the U.S. during Colonial times, though it wasn’t until the 1920s that they came into their own stateside.
The basset hound has retained the keen hunting ability and gentle demeanor that made him popular from the start.
Basset hounds have gained popularity thanks to their adorable, droopy features and unwavering loyalty. They are an easy dog to love thanks to their friendly temperament and nonchalant attitude. With a little training and a lot of love, a basset hound could be the perfect pet for any family.
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