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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 ❤️
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 Lexington-Fayette?
A recent study from SmartAsset analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Lexington is ranked as the 21st most pet-friendly. The city is regarded as one of the most pet-friendly locations in the nation due to its high number of dog parks and pet-related establishments. According to the study, 90 out of every 10,000 businesses in the city are pet stores or vets, one of the highest numbers in the country.
A similar study from WalletHub ranked Lexington-Fayette as the 41st most pet-friendly city. They note that the city is one of the best places to raise a healthy pet, ranking it 22nd overall in the pet health and wellness category.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Lexington
Lexington has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to get their daily dose of exercise and play. According to the SmartAsset study, there are 1.9 dog parks per 100,000 residents in the city. This is one of the highest numbers in the country. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Masterson Station Dog Park, Jacobson Dog Park, Coldstream Dog Park, and Wellington Dog Park.
Life in Lexington with a dog
Lexington has over 100 pet-friendly restaurants so you and your dog will have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants include Blue Stallion Brewing Co., Charlie Brown’s Restaurant and Lounge, Doodles, The Sage Rabbit, and Double Dogs.
Lexington has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. When it comes time to find a place to live with your new pet, you’ll have no trouble finding a new home. A Zumper study ranked Lexington as the 12th best city in the country for pet-friendly rental listings.
If you have friends or family visiting Lexington, they’ll find dozens of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Candlewood Suites, Embassy Suites, and Clarion Hotel Lexington.
Popular dog breeds in Lexington
Lexington is home to a diverse range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labs, Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Shih Tzus, Poodles, Cockapoos, Bichon Frise, Dachshunds, and Chihuahuas. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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