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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 Aurora?

A recent study from SmartAsset analyzed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Aurora is ranked as the 11th most pet-friendly. The city is regarded as one of the best places to have a dog because of its high number of dog parks and dog-friendly shopping centers.


A similar study from WalletHub ranked Aurora as the 62nd most pet-friendly location in the country. The city is one of the best when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 28th out of all the country’s major cities. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Aurora

Aurora has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to play and get their daily dose of exercise. According to the SmartAsset study, there are 2.1 dog parks per 100,000 residents.


Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include First Creek Farm Dog Park, Grandview Dog Park, and Chatfield State Park Off-Leash Dog Area. When you want to take an extended walk with your dog, you two can explore the scenic Sand Creek Greenway Trail.

Life in Aurora with a dog

Aurora has many dog-friendly restaurants, so you’ll always have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat with your furry friend. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Logan House Coffee, Parkway Bar and Grill, Legends of Aurora Sports Grill, and Sam’s No. 3. 


Aurora has plenty of other dog-friendly establishments, including pet stores, daycares, groomers, and spas. The city is also one of the best locations when you need to find a place to live with your pup. A Zumper study found Aurora to have the 34th most pet-friendly rental listings in the country.


If your friends or family are in town for a visit, they’ll find dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Aurora are Red Lion Inn & Suites, Hyatt Place, and WoodSpring Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Aurora

Aurora is home to a diverse range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labs, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, and Rottweilers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, the new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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