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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 ❤️
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 Colorado Springs?
A recent WalletHub study analyzed the 100 biggest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Colorado Springs is ranked the 18th most pet-friendly. The city is a great spot for your dogs to enjoy the outdoors, which is why it was ranked 22nd overall for pet-friendliness. The city is also a great place to raise a healthy pet, ranking 26th for pet health and wellness.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to get his daily dose of exercise. According to a study from Trust For Public Land (TPL), the city has 1.7 dog parks per 100,000 residents. Among these are nearly ten off-leash parks where dogs can play without constraint. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Bear Creek Dog Park, Cheyenne Meadows Dog Park, Eastridge Dog Park, and Jackson Park.
Colorado Springs also has over a dozen hiking trails, one of the highest numbers in the country. A few spots worth exploring with your furry friend include Garden of the Gods, Mount Cutler, Seven Bridges Trail Head, and Ute Valley Park.
Life in Colorado Springs with a dog
With over 150 pet-friendly restaurants, you’ll always have plenty of spots to grab a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Pub Dog Colorado, Mountain Shadows Restaurant, Shuga’s, and The Burrowing Owl.
In Colorado Springs, you can enjoy plenty of other dog-friendly businesses, including pet shops, groomers, and daycare. Plus, the city is one of the best for finding somewhere to live with your furry companion. A study from Zumper ranked Colorado Springs 3rd out of all American cities for pet-friendly rentals.
If you have friends or family headed to Colorado Springs, they will find no shortage of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are The Broadmoor, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, and The Mining Exchange Grand Hotel.
Popular dog breeds in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Australian Cattle Dogs, Great Danes, Australian Shepherds, Siberian Huskies, and Border Collies. No matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will have many peers across the city.
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