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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 Denton?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Denton is ranked the 21st most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for its cost of dog insurance as well as its number of dog-friendly rentals and dog-friendly restaurants.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Denton

Denton and the nearby area have many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and stretch its legs. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Wiggly Field at Lake Forest Park, Freedom Dog Park, Hound Mound Dog Park, and Unity Dog Park.    


Denton and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you can take your dog for a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Denton Branch Rail Trail, and Horseshoe Trail. 

Life in Denton with a dog

Denton has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bit to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the area are Seven Mile Cafe, Rooster’s Roadhouse, Sidewalk Cafe, Cool Beans, and Sidewalk Cafe.  


Denton has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. And, every year there are various pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If your friends or family are visiting Denton, 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 La Quinta Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn Denton, Embassy Suites, and Homewood Suites Denton.

Popular dog breeds in Denton

Denton is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Havanese, Goldendoodles, and Yorkshire Terriers. No matter which breed you choose to add to your home, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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