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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 Huntsville?

A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest analyzes some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Huntsville is considered one of the most pet-friendly cities with a population under 200,000. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Huntsville

Huntsville has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and get some exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Downtown Dog Spot, Mill Creek Dog Park, and Huntsville Dogspot Creekwood Park.  


In Huntsville, you’ll also find several great hiking trails for when you want to take your dog on a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore include Old Railroad Bed Trail and Monte Sano State Park.  

Life in Huntsville with a dog

Huntsville has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will always have plenty of choices when you want to grab something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include MELT, Humphrey’s Bar and Grill, Commerce Kitchen, and Straight To Ale. 


Huntsville has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, daycares, and pet stores. Plus, every year, there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If your friends or family are in Huntsville for a visit, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Residence Inn, Quality Inn & Suites, and Westin Huntsville. 

Popular dog breeds in Huntsville

Huntsville is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include French Bulldogs, Labradoodles, Goldens, Rottweilers, Yorkshire Terriers, Goldendoodles, and Labs. No matter which dog breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

 

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