National Geographic : 1937 Oct
© National Geographic Society Painting by Edward Herbert Miner LOW, UNDERSLUNG BASSET HOUNDS AND QUICK, NIMBLE BEAGLES ARE ABLE HUNTERS OF SMALL GAME Second only to the Bloodhound in scenting ability are the short-legged, stocky Bassets (foreground), often used for nosing out pheasants or trailing foxes, hares, and rabbits. With their long ears and big, efficient noses, they strongly suggest the sad-visaged Bloodhound (Plate I), towhich they are related. Packs of Beagles (background), resembling miniature Foxhounds, are sometimes kept in America for hunting hares orjack rabbits brought east from Kansas plains. The jacks occasionally foil their pursuers by taking to paved roads and dodging among the automobiles.