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basset Short-legged hunting hound, originally bred in France to flush out game. After the bloodhound, it has the most highly developed sense of smell among dogs. Bassets have long bodies and long floppy ears. Standard size: 30–38cm (12–15in) at the shoulder; weight: 11.3–22.7kg (25–50lb).

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basset short-legged hound. XVII. — F. basset, f. bas low; see -ET.