Basset Hound Puppies for Sale in Jacksonville, FL
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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 Jacksonville?
WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Jacksonville is ranked as the 51st most dog-friendly. The city is great when it comes to pet affordability, ranking 26th of all the country’s major cities.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Jacksonville
Jacksonville is home to over a dozen high-quality dog parks. Many of these parks will let your dog roam off-leash. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Kanine Social, Springfield Dog Park, Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, Dog Wood Park, and Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park.
In Jacksonville, there are also several dog-friendly beaches to help you beat the Florida heat. A few of the best include Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Mickler’s Beach, and the Atlantic Beach, where your dog can play day and night, all year round.
The city also has plenty of hiking trails for your pup to explore. A few great places to hike with your dog include Julington Creek Animal Walk, Losco Regional Park, Black Creek Trail, and the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens.
Life in Jacksonville with a dog
There are over 170 dog-friendly restaurants in Indianapolis, so you and your furry friend will always have a spot to grab something to eat. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Wicked Barley Brewing Company, Kickback Gastropub, Another Broken Egg Cafe, and Tijuana Flats.
There are many other dog-friendly businesses in Jacksonville, including pets stores, groomers, and spas. The city also has several outdoor marketplaces where pets are allowed to join you. One of the most popular is the Riverside Arts Market, which is known for its local food and live entertainment.
If your friends or family are visiting Jacksonville, there are close to 150 dog-friendly hotels for them and their dogs to stay in. Many of these places don’t charge extra service fees for pets. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Jacksonville River City Downtown Hotel and Hotel Indigo.
Popular dog breeds in Jacksonville
Indianapolis is home to a diverse range of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, Bulldogs, Poodles, and German Shepherds.
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