First...DID YOU KNOW...The Basset was specifically bred to zero in on the scent of the prey and follow that smell over the river and through the woods. The Basset Hound's short, stocky legs kept their nose at perfect sniffing height...right on the ground, while long-legged Bloodhounds and Foxhounds ran with the hunters on horseback.
Basset Bliss Bit! Marilyn Monroe owned a Basset Hound named Hugo
Basset Hound Tidbits
James Gaylord Muir made the Basset Hound the mascot for Hush Puppies shoes
Those long ears swish scents up from the ground to their noses
Speaking of noses…only the Bloodhound boasts a better sniffer