2. Basset Hound

In addition to being a faithful family companion, the Basset Hound is also a slow and steady hunting dog. They have an amazing sense of smell second only to the Bloodhound. Their long, low ears pick up scents from the ground and the loose, wrinkly skin around their face and nose all help get the scent to their nose for better tracking. Because of their short legs, they move slower than taller hounds, which means hunters can keep up and the white tip of their tails is easy to spot in tall grass.

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