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The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family which were originally bred for the purpose of hunting rabbits and hare. Their sense of smell for tracking is thought to be second only to that of the Bloodhound. The name Basset is derived from the French word "bas", meaning "low". Basset Hounds are usually Bicolors or Tricolors variations of standard hound coloration.

Appearance wise they are large, short, solid and long, with curved sabre tails held high over their long backs. Like bloodhounds, they have a hanging skin structure which causes their faces to appear sad.

The Basset Hound is a friendly, outgoing and playful dog. He is an excellent companion for children because of his patient nature and tolerance. Commonly misconceived as "stubborn", in reality basset hounds are extremely food driven and easy to train. Bassets are quick to shut down if trained using punishment-based training methods and therefore are given the description of "stubborn". The fastest way to a Basset's heart is through his stomach. Keep training fun and interesting and offer delicious treats to keep them focused on the task at hand since that nose can distract them very easily.

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