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15 Historical Facts About Basset Hounds You Might Not Know

#4 Since the Middle Ages, in the books and manuscripts of French historians, notes began to slip about squat dogs from the tribe of artesian-Norman hounds, who were involved in burrowing and searching for truffles.

#5 In written sources, animals were referred to as bassets and were depicted as short-legged dogs with massive bones.

#6 By the way, the characteristic short stature inherent in all modern representatives of this family was an elementary mutation, which was subsequently artificially fixed by breeders.

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