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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 Eugene?

A 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, Eugene is ranked the 17th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city received an A for its number of dog-friendly hiking trails and dog-friendly restaurants.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Eugene

Eugene has many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup to stretch its legs and get some exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Alton Baker Dog Park, Armitage Dog Park, Amazon Dog Park, and Candlelight Park.  


In Eugene and the surrounding area, you’ll also find several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Mount Pisgah Trail, Row River Trail, and Elijah Bristow State Park. 

Life in Eugene with a dog

Eugene has over 80 pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to get a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Studio One Cafe, Rye, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Cafe 440, Vero Espresso, and Hideaway Bakery. 


Eugene 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 Eugene, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Inn at the 5th, Valley River Inn, Graduate Eugene, The Maverick Hotel, and Campbell House Inn.               

Popular dog breeds in Eugene

Eugene is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, Dachshunds, Australian Shepherds, Shih Tzus, and German Shepherds. No matter which breed you want to bring into your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs across the city.

 

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