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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 Little Rock?

A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Little Rock is the 9th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for dog-friendly rentals and a B for the cost of dog insurance. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Little Rock

Little Rock has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup to play and get their daily dose of exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Bark Bar, Paws Park at Murray, McArthur Bark Park, Burns Park Dog Park, and Pat Dodson 4 Paws Dog Park.  


Little Rock and the surrounding area also have several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a scenic walk with your dog. Rocky Valley Trail, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park are a few great spots to explore.

Life in Little Rock with a dog

Little Rock has over 85 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 The Root, The Faded Rose, Leo’s Greek Castle, Lost Forty Brewing, and Purple Cox.


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


If your friends or family are in Little Rock for a visit, they will find numerous pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Rosemont B&B Cottages, Residence Inn Little Rock Downtown, and Homewood Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Little Rock

Little Rock is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labs, German Shepherds, Bulldogs, Beagles, Labradoodles, and Aussiedoodles. No matter which breed you want to add to your family, your new pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.

 

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