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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 Hialeah?

A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Hialeah is ranked the 79th most pet-friendly city in the country. The city is regarded as an affordable place to have a dog as it scored 61st overall for pet budget. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Hialeah

Hialeah has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and enjoy the warm Florida sun. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city and the surrounding area include Waterways Dog Park, Amelia Earhart Dog Park, David T. Kennedy Dog Park, and Tropical Dog Park.


In the Hialeah area, you’ll also find several scenic hiking trails for when you want to go on a long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore are T.Y. Park, Tree Tops Park, Oleta River State Park, and Tamiami Trail Park.

Life in Hialeah with a dog

Hialeah has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will have a variety of options when you want to catch a meal together.  A few of the best dog-friendly restaurants in the city are La Fresa Francesa, Franky’s Deli Warehouse, Salvatore Pizzeria, and Vicky’s Bakery IV.  


The Hialeah area has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, spas, daycares, and groomers. There are also several dog-friendly shopping centers where you can bring your pooch along. One of the most popular spots is the Bayside Marketplace in Miami.


If you have friends or family stopping by Hialeah for a visit, there are a variety of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs.  A few of the more popular dog-friendly hotels in the area are Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, Bentley Hotel South Beach, and The Chesterfield Hotel & Suites.  

Popular dog breeds in Hialeah

Hialeah is home to a variety of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are German Shepherds, Yorkshire Terriers, Rottweilers, Labrador Retrievers, French Bulldogs, and Golden Retrievers. So, whichever breed you end up bringing into your home, the new pup will have many of its peers across the city.

 

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