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15 Surprising Things You Probably Don’t Know About Basset Hounds

Basset Hounds are considered to be very gentle and loving pets. As the other dogs, they love people and can become really good friends for them. But there are also some things about Basset Hounds that can probably surprise you!

#1 Basset Hounds are originally from France, but not from America where they are very popular dogs

#2 “Basset” means “Low”

#3 Basset Hounds are hunting dogs

#4 These dogs are known for their serious sense of smell

They are considered to be the second-best sniffers (Canine Kingdom).

#5 Their long ears are useful

These dogs use their ears when they trot across the ground. And their ears can bring different smells to their face.

#6 Short stature is also helpful

Their short legs help to keep the basset hounds close to the ground and to the scents these dogs track.