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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 Bridgeport?

Dogs are part of the family. If you want your pup to thrive and have an enjoyable life, it’s important to ensure you live in a pet-friendly environment. There are several factors that make for a pet-friendly location. Dog-friendly businesses, access to dog parks and hiking trails, and rentals that allow dogs are just some of the things that improve the quality of life for your dog.


Bridgeport excels in many of these areas, which is why it is widely considered a very pet-friendly city.  

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Bridgeport

Bridgeport and the nearby area have many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and get some exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Tarrywile Park, Naugatuck Dog Park, Bark Park, Woodbridge Dog Park, and Winslow Dog Park.  


Bridgeport and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you and your dog can enjoy a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are The Cascades at Lake Mohegan, Racebrook Tract, Collis P. Huntington State Park, and Bear Mountain Reservation.  

Life in Bridgeport with a dog

Bridgeport has 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 Ralph ‘n’ Rich’s, Bloodroot, The Restaurant at Captain’s Cove, Harborview Market, and Hub and Spoke.        


Bridgeport has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If your friends or family are visiting Bridgeport, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area are Holiday Inn Bridgeport, Ethan Allen Hotel, and Microtel Inn and Suites.                   

Popular dog breeds in Bridgeport

Bridgeport is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Goldendoodles, German Shepherds, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and French Bulldogs. No matter which kind of dog you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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