fun facts about basset hounds

Basset Hounds are known for their long, droopy ears, which help trap scents and direct them towards their nose. 

They have an excellent sense of smell, second only to Bloodhounds. 

– The name "Basset" comes from the French word "bas," meaning low, referring to their short legs. – 

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– Basset Hounds were originally bred in France for hunting small game, particularly rabbits and hares. – 

– Despite their short legs, Basset Hounds are surprisingly strong and agile. – 

– They have a distinctive, mournful howl, which they use to communicate with their owners and fellow dogs. – 

2005-P "In God We Rust" Kansas State Quarter: A few 2005 Kansas state quarters were struck with missing or weak lettering, resulting in the humorous inscription "In God We Rust" instead of "In God We Trust." – 

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