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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 Atlanta?

A recent WalletHub study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Atlanta is ranked the 12th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places to own a pet, ranking 25h overall for pet budget. Atlanta also ranks 11th for pet health and wellness, so it has everything you’ll need to raise a healthy dog.


Dog parks and outdoor activities in Atlanta

Atlanta has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to get his daily dose of exercise. Over a dozen of these parks are off-leash parks where your pooch can play without constraint. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Grant Park, Fetch Park, Renaissance Park, and Piedmont Dog Park. 


Atlanta also has several hiking trails for you to take your dog on a trek. A couple spots worth exploring with your furry friend include Whitewater Creek Trail and Trolley Line Trail.

Life in Atlanta with a dog

Atlanta has over 140 pet-friendly restaurants, so you’ll always have plenty of new places to grab a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Dakota Blue, Jo’s Grille, Highland Bakery, JCT Kitchen and Bar, and The Brass Trap. 


In Atlanta, you can enjoy plenty of other dog-friendly establishments like pet shops, daycares, and groomers. Plus, every year there are several events to celebrate dogs and their owners. One of the most popular events is Bark At The Park, where you and your dog can watch an Atlanta Braves game at Truist Park. Another enjoyable occasion is the annual Atlanta Symphony Orchestra outdoor, dog-friendly concert in Piedmont Park.


If you have friends or family visiting Atlanta, they will find numerous pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in the city include the Ellis Hotel, Hotel Clermont, and Kimpton Overland.   

Popular dog breeds in Atlanta

Atlanta is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city include French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Poodles. No matter which breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will have many peers across the city.

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