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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.
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 Austin?
WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Austin is ranked as the 15th most dog-friendly. The city excels when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 6th out of all the nation’s cities.
A similar study by SmartAsset ranked Austin as the 19th most pet-friendly city in the country. In the study, they found to have 64 of every 10,000 establishments related to pets, one of the highest amounts in the country.
Dog parks in Austin
As a growing city, there are plenty of dog parks for your furry friend to frolic and play. In the SmartAsset study, Austin is shown to have 1.3 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Zilker Metro Park, Red Bud Isle, Auditorium Shores, West Austin Dog Park, and Metropolitan Park at Walnut Creek,
In Austin, there are also several hiking trails for your pup to explore. A few great places to hike with your dog include Onion Creek District Park, Barton Creek Greenbelt Preserve, and Mckinney Falls State Park.
Life in Austin with a dog
The city of Austin is tied for the most dog-friendly restaurants per capita. There are over 510 dog-friendly spots for you and your dog to grab a bite. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q, Ski Shores Waterfront Cafe, Enoteca Vespaio, and Maudie’s Milagro.
There are many other dog-friendly businesses in Austin, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. There are also 28 dog-friendly shopping centers.
If you have friends or family visiting Austin, there are over 500 pet-friendly hotels for them and their dogs to stay in. Many of these places don’t charge any pet fees. A few of the best dog-friendly hotels in Austin are South Congress Hotel, Hotel Ella, The Carpenter Hotel, and the LINE Austin.
Popular breeds in Austin
Austin is home to a wide variety of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, Shih Tzus, Golden Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Shiba Inus, English Bulldogs, Mini Schnauzers, and Boxers.
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