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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.

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  • 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 Bakersfield?

A recent study from WalletHub analyzed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, they found Bakersfield to be the 83rd most pet-friendly location in the country. The city fairs well when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 43rd out of all major cities. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Bakersfield

Bakersfield has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to enjoy the warm California sun. According to a Trust For Public Land Study, there are 2.1 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 18th highest in the country.


Many of these dog parks are off-leash parks, so your dog can roam without restraint. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Kroll Dog Park, Centennial Dog Park, University Dog Park, San Lauren Community Park, and Seasons Dog Park. When you want a scenic walk with your pup, you can take them to the dog-friendly Kern River Parkway Trail. 

Life in Bakersfield with a dog

Bakersfield has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants so you’ll have plenty of tasty options when you want to grab a bite with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Eureka, Moo Creamery, Old River Grill, Tembkir Brewing Company, and Cafe Smitten.


Bakersfield has many other dog-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, groomers, and spas. The city also has a high number of pet-friendly rental listings, so you won’t have trouble finding a place to live with your new pup.


If your friends or family are visiting Bakersfield, they will have plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels won’t charge extra fees for bringing a pet on the journey. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Bakersfield include The Padre Hotel, Home2 Suites, and Residence Inn.  

Popular dog breeds in Bakersfield

Bakersfield is home to many different dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Goldendoodles, Labrador Retrievers, Bernedoodles, Cavapoos, French Bulldogs, Labradoodles, and Cavalier King Charles. But, no matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its canine companions across the city.

 

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