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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 Denver?

A recent WalletHub study has reviewed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Denver is ranked as the 16th most dog-friendly. The city is one of the best for pet health and wellness, ranking 7th out of all major cities. The study also ranks Denver 31st for pet health and wellness.


A similar study from SmartAsset ranked Denver as the 10th most pet-friendly city in the country. The city’s high walkability score and high concentration of pet-related businesses are among the top reasons Denver is regarded as one of the most pet-friendly cities.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Denver

Denver has a wide variety of pet-friendly places for you to enjoy the outdoors with your dogs. According to the SmartAsset study mentioned above, there are 1.9 dog parks for every 100,000 residents in Denver. Over a dozen of these are off-leash parks where your dog can play to their heart's content. Some of the best off-leash dog parks in the city are Kennedy Dog Park, Lowry Dog Park, Berkeley Lake Dog Park, Fuller Park, and Railyard Dog Park.


Denver also has almost a dozen great hiking trails for you and your dog to explore. A few great spots to hike with your dog include Seward Park, Discovery Park, Carkeek Park, and Washington Park Arboretum. 

Life in Denver with a dog

In Denver, you’ll find over 276 dog-friendly restaurants for you to grab a bite to eat with your furry friend. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Denver Beer Company, Lucile’s Creole Cafe, Kaos Pizzeria, Bonnie Brae Ice Cream, and Washington Park Grille.


Denver has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, spas, pet stores, and six dog-friendly shopping centers. 


If your friend or family are in Denver for a visit, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Many of these hotels will permit any canine companions for no extra charge. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Hotel Teatro, The Crawford Hotel, The ART, a Hotel, and The Maven Hotel.

Popular dog breeds in Denver

Denver is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, French Bulldogs, German Shepherds, and Bulldogs. No matter, which breed you decide to add to your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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