Can my basset hound hunt?

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Basset Hounds are notoriously amicable, not usually a mean bone in their body, and are highly food motivated, which tends to result in anything but a lean dog. But they are scent hounds, bred for hunting, and have a keen nose and hunting instinct.
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Allow your Basset Hound loose with the caged rabbit. Encourage him to get excited about following the scent and reaching the rabbit. Use a training pen with a live rabbit in it. Allow your Basset Hound to smell and chase the rabbit.
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Running hounds bring the prey to the hunter. They flush out and pursue game in an effort to circle the prey around to the hunter. They strategically find and maneuver rabbit, deer, or wild boar, placing them within shooting distance of the hunter. Retrievers or gun dogs don't track, flush out, or maneuver prey.
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While Basset Hounds are not an overly aggressive breed, they can easily become aggressive when in certain situations, and this is not uncommon for a lot of dog breeds in general. Some owners of Basset Hounds have reported that their dog will become aggressive, showing signs of barking, nipping, and biting.
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No, basset hounds are not hypoallergenic. They have very short hair, but it is not enough to put them on the list of hypoallergenic dogs. Their hair is very thick and rough, so this means that it does not shed easily. Not even brushing their hair can make their fur detach from their skin.
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Bassets are fairly intelligent dogs, but they are not the easiest to train. Start training right off with puppies and do plenty of positive training to keep them interested. They enjoy tracking and hunting, even if only as a casual pastime.
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Bassets are fairly intelligent dogs, but they are not the easiest to train. Start training right off with puppies and do plenty of positive training to keep them interested. They enjoy tracking and hunting, even if only as a casual pastime.
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Bassets are fairly intelligent dogs, but they are not the easiest to train. Start training right off with puppies and do plenty of positive training to keep them interested. They enjoy tracking and hunting, even if only as a casual pastime.
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