Whoever thought that one of the contending breeds for the title of "ultimate hunting dog" could look as cute and cuddly as the Basschshund does? While it might seem like we're joking, Basschshunds descend from two dog breeds who were both bred to be very keen hunters in their own right; the "Bass" in the Basschshund's name comes from their Basset Hound parents (who have some of the keenest noses in the canine kingdom) while the "chshund" comes from their Dachshund parents (aka wiener dogs, who were bred to help hunt badgers by chasing them out of their own burrows). As a result, Basschshunds tend to excel at scent, tracking, and retrieval based games.
Basschshunds have a lot of potential to become not just great family pets, but absolutely stellar trackers as well. Most of the activities in this guide really hone in on training your dog's tracking ability, but they're only really the tip of that iceberg in the grand scheme of things. We'd like to do two things before we close out this guide; firstly, we'd like to thank you for reading this article all the way to the end and, secondly, we'd like to encourage you to continue learning about various other methods that you can use to help train your dog's tracking abilities.