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Patricia B.

11/24/2021

Basset Hound

I purchased this puppy for my son as a gift for his birthday. His name originally was Romeo but my son felt Hank fit him much better! The whole process was wonderful with explanations all along the way. The breeder was excellent in sending pictures weekly which were forwarded to me. Hank is very loved and everything I expected. The breeder was excellent in sending pictures weekly which were forwarded to me. We love him ❤️

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Basset Hound Characteristics

The Basset Hound is the iconic low-riding hunting dog. Their keen sense of smell makes them useful trackers out in the field, but they also become mellow family friends who take well to a laid-back lifestyle. Proper socialization and obedience training are necessary for ensuring a proper fit within a family or hunting lifestyle.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Willful

The Basset Hound has a long and rich history as a "Scent Hound,” which means they aren’t as agile as some hunting dogs, but bring intelligence and excellent tracking to the table. Instead of tracking prey and attacking it head-on, the Basset Hound uses its highly-advanced sense of smell to track its prey for miles until its human counterpart can do the catching.

The Basset Hound is often seen with a lemon, black, or blue coat.  Typically standing no taller than 14 inches at the shoulder and weighing in between 50-65 pounds, the Basset Hound is a stout and muscular creature. These dogs can be trained to be active hunters or mellow couch potatoes, but keeping the Basset Hound on a diet, either way, is important, as these dogs are prone to gaining a little too much excess weight when left to their own devices.

Ironically, these dogs can be a little bit tricky to train. Their breeding makes them excellent at following scents, but teaching them other skills can be an uphill battle! While they look hardy, the Basset Hound responds best to positive reinforcement and treats and has a tendency to shut down if voices are raised or physicality is used. They’re sweet and affectionate and highly attuned to their people’s moods. As with most breeds, early socialization and focused obedience training are recommended to build a great relationship with your hound dog.

 

How dog-friendly is Albuquerque?

A recent SmartAsset study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Albuquerque is ranked as the 4th most pet-friendly. The city is regarded as one of the most pet-friendly places in the country because it has the 13th highest concentration of dog parks and the 28th most pet-friendly restaurants.


A similar study by Wallethub ranked Albuquerque as the 14th most pet-friendly city. In the study,   Albuquerque is one of the best when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 7th overall in the category. Albuquerque is also ranked the 16th most affordable city for having a pet.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Albuquerque

Albuquerque has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for you to enjoy with your dog. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include USS Bullhead Park, Rio Grande Triangle Park, Ouray Dog Park, and Canine Skyline Dog Park.


The city also has several hiking trails for you to go on a trek with your four-legged friend. Some of the best hiking trails to explore are Rinconada Canyon Trail, Petroglyph National Monument, Paseo del Bosque Trail, and Highland Park.

Life in Albuquerque with a dog

With over 170 pet-friendly restaurants in Albuquerque, you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Marble Brewery, The Grove Cafe & Market, Luca, and Flying Star Cafe Rio Grande.


Albuquerque has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet shops, spas, and groomers. Plus, the city is one of the best in the country for pet owners looking for a place to live. A recent Zumper study ranked Albuquerque 13th in the nation for finding a pet-friendly rental.




If you ever have friends in town, they too will have plenty of places to stay with their furry companions. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Albuquerque include Hotel Parq Central, Painted Lady Bed & Brew, and The Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Australian Cattle Dogs, Pit Bull Terriers, Border Collies, Poodles, and Dachshunds. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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