Basset Hound Puppies for Sale in Laredo, TX

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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 Laredo?

A study from WalletHub reviewed some of the biggest US cities to find the most pet-friendly spot in the country. In the study, Laredo is ranked the 95th most pet-friendly city in the country. The city is one of the most affordable places to have a dog, ranking 35th overall in the pet budget category.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Laredo

Laredo has several dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to stretch its legs and enjoy the warm Texas sun. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Duko’s Dog Park and Love’s Travel Stop.

Life in Laredo with a dog

Laredo has several tasty pet-friendly restaurants for when you want to go grab a bite with your furry friend. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Zaragoza Grill, Wizard Wicks Pizza, and Tremendo Taco.

Laredo has a variety of other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, pet stores, and doggy daycares. Each year, there are also several pet-centered events like costume contests and swimming days to celebrate dogs and their owners.

When your friends or family are in Laredo for a visit, they will find several comfortable pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Family Garden Inn & Suites, SureStay Hotel, and La Posada Hotel & Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Laredo

Laredo is home to a big mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Shepherds, French Bulldogs, Boxers, Yorkshire Terriers, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Miniature Schnauzers, and Australian Shepherds. No matter what kind of dog you want to add to your family, your new pup will have many of its peers across the city.

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