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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 Boise?

A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Boise is ranked the 13th most pet-friendly city in the country. The city is one of the best places for enjoying the outdoors with your dog, ranking 12th overall for outdoor pet-friendliness. Boise was also ranked the 38th most affordable city for having a dog.  

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Boise

Boise has many dog parks and other outdoor activities for you and your pup to stretch its legs and get some sun. According to Trust For Public Land, there are 5.7 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the highest number in the country. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Redwood Park, Winstead Park, Sunset Park, and Manitou Park.


Boise is also home to a variety of hiking trails for when you want to go on a long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Table Rock Trail, Boise River Greenbelt, and Ann Morrison Park.

Life in Boise with a dog

In Boise, you’ll find dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you and your dog can grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Fork, 10 Barrel Brewing, Westside Drive-In, and Highland Hollow Brewhouse. 


Boise has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. The city is also a great location for when you need to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Boise is the 55th best city for pet-friendly rental listings.


If your friends or family are visiting Boise, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Modern Hotel, Inn at 500 Capitol, Oxford Suites Boise, and The Riverside Hotel. 

Popular dog breeds in Boise

Boise is home to a diverse of dogs. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labs, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, French Bulldogs, Cockapoos, and Goldendoodles. No matter which breed you decide to add to your family, your pup will have many of its peers throughout the city.

 

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