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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 Louisville?
A recent WalletHub study analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Louisville is ranked as the 42nd most dog-friendly. The city is a great place for caring for your pet as it ranks 24th for pet health and wellness. The study also found Louisville to be an affordable place to have a pet, with the 29th ranking for pet budget.
A similar study from SmartAsset ranked Louisville as the 23rd most pet-friendly city. In the study, they mention the city’s great walkability and the high number of pet-related businesses as key reasons the city is so pet-friendly.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Louisville
Louisville has a variety of places for you and your dog to enjoy the outdoors. According to the SmartAsset study referenced above, there are 1.3 dog parks for every 100,000 residents in the city. Among these are seven off-leash dog parks where your furry friends can roam and play. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city include Morton Avenue Dog Park, Club K9 Dog Bar, Iroquois Park, and Louisville Waterfront Park.
Louisville is also home to two scenic hiking trails; Louisville Riverwalk and Central Park. Both spots are great for going on an adventurous trek with your dog.
Life in Louisville with a dog
Louisville has over 180 pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your dog will have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Molly Malones, Coals Artisan Pizza, Hammerheads, and The Comfy Cow.
The city has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet shops, spas, and groomers. Plus, there are over half a dozen dog-friendly shopping centers for you and your pooch to browse.
Every year in Louisville, there are numerous dog-centered events to celebrate our furry companions. For example, Dog Day at the Park, where you and your four-legged friends can enjoy a game at Louisville Slugger Field.
If you have friends or family visiting Louisville, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they and their dogs can stay. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include 21c Museum Hotel, the Seelbach Hilton Louisville, and Aloft Louisville.
Popular dog breeds in Louisville
Louisville is home to many different dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Boxers, Poodles, and Goldens. So, no matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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