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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 Greensboro?

A recent study from WalletHub reviewed 100 of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Greensboro is ranked the 54th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places to have a dog, as it ranked 13th overall in the pet budget category.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Greensboro

Greensboro has many dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to play and get some exercise. According to a Trust For Public Land study, the city has one dog park for every 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include LeBauer Park, Southwest Dog Park, Griffin Park, and Stephen M. Hussey BarkPark. 

In Greensboro, you’ll also find several fun hiking trails for when you want to take your dog on a nice long walk. A few great spots to explore are Country Park, Bicentennial Greenway, Lake Brandt Greenway, and Haw River State Park. 

Life in Greensboro with a dog

Greensboro has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants, meaning you’ll always have plenty of options when you want to get a meal with your dog. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants include Natty Greene’s Pub & Brewing Co., Hops Burger Bar, Iron Hen Cafe, Fishbones, and Boxcar Bar + Arcade.

Toldeo has many other pet-friendly establishments, such as pet stores, groomers, and daycares. Plus, it is one of the best locations when you need to find a place to live with your dog. A study from Zumper found Greensboro to have the 11th most pet-friendly rental listings.

If you have friends or family in Greensboro for a visit, they’ll find dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are The Biltmore Greensboro Hotel, Clarion Pointe, and Grandover Resort and Spa. 

Popular dog breeds in Greensboro

Greensboro is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labs, Poodles, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Beagles, Rottweilers, and Yorkshire Terriers. No matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its fellow dogs across the city.

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