Category : Basset Hound
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The Basset Hound is an old breed which is a direct descended of the Bloodhound and has a nose that is almost as outstanding. Some sources suggest the Basset Hound may have originated from genetic dwarf dogs which were born in litters of different types of hunting hounds. The name "Basset Hound" comes from the French word "bas" meaning low. The Basset Hounds long ears have been poetically described by Shakespeare as: "Ears which sweep away the morning due." The breed was first presented at a Paris dog show in 1863 which began the dog’s popularity. Their popularity spread to England and feuds soon arose between those who wanted the dog to be more of a show dog, keeping them more as a companion dog and those who wanted to keep it as a hunting dog.
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El rostro solemne de este adorable sabueso contradice su naturaleza vivaz. Confiable compañero de caza, es también una mascota deliciosa para las familias con niños pequeños.
La mayoría de las razas basset son originarias de Francia (bas significa "abajo" en francés), pero el basset hound fue desarrollado en gran Bretaña hace apenas cien años. Por su habilidad para concentrarse en un olor en particular se ha ganado el respeto de los cazadores.
The solemn face of this lovely sniffer dog in the fight contradicts his lively nature. Reliable hunting companion, it is also a delightful pet for families with young children.
Most races basset originate in France (base means "bottom" in French), but the basset hound was developed in Great Britain just one hundred years. For its ability to focus on a particular smell has earned respect for the hunters.