Basset Hound Puppies for Sale in Henderson, NV
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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.
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 Henderson?
A recent study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Henderson is ranked as the 56th most pet-friendly location in the country. The city is one of the best when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 24th overall in the category.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Henderson
Henderson has a plethora of dog-friendly parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to frolic in the warm Nevada sun. According to a study from Trust For Public Land, the city has five dog parks per 100,000 residents. This is the 3rd highest in the country. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Bark Park, Capriola Park, Cactus Wren Dog Park, Esselmont Dog Park, Paseo Vista Dog Park, and Acacia Park.
When you want to go a nice long walk with your dog, there are also several great hiking trails in Henderson and the surrounding area. A few great spots to explore are River Mountains Loop Trail and Historic Railroad Hiking Trail.
Life in Henderson with a dog
Henderson has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will have plenty of choices when you’re hungry and want to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Gold Mine Tavern, Shakespeare’s Grille & Pub, King’s Fish House, Craft Kitchen, and Mountainside Restaurant and Tavern.
Henderson has a variety of other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. When you go to find a place to live with your dog, you’ll have plenty of choices in Henderson. According to Zumper, the city is the 42nd best location in the country for pet-friendly rental listings.
If your friends or family come by Sin City for a visit, they too will also have no trouble finding a place to stay with dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino, Homewood Suites, and The Westin Lake Resort.
Popular dog breeds in Henderson
Henderson is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, American Pit Bull Terriers, German Shepherd, Beagles, and Boxers. No matter which breed you end up adding to your family, your new pup will find plenty of its peers across the city.
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