Awwww!!! And now I know why my Basset looks so very different than the more common Bassets we see around here. He's Hunting bred!!! I wondered why he was a tad taller, leaner, and with shorter ears. Now I know *lol* All those pics from KarenLMyers.org show hounds that look JUST like him.
I got a chance to go out with Jeff and the Foxboro Foothounds. My lord was it fun! They are bassets but a much different type than you would see as a bet. Lighter and faster but they still make me giggle when they run. We had a great time hunting on foot and chasing some rabbits.
Track, could that dog track!!! I would take her out riding with me, how people stay up with the bassets on foot I don't know. She was FAST!!!! And deer were her favorite game (not that she was fast enough to keep up with the deer).
One day I had her out with me on the trails, she ran off after deer where I could not follow with the horse. When she lost the deer, she started tracking my horse. I just watched her, nose to the ground following the exact path I had just taken. We could never lose that dog. She knew exactly how to get back home or back to the barn if I had her out with me. I miss being able to take her on the trails, she died at the ripe old age of 15.