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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 Lubbock?

A study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Lubbock is ranked the 55th most pet-friendly location in the country. The city is one of the most affordable places to own a dog, ranking 39th overall in the pet budget category. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Lubbock

Lubbock has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to stretch its legs and enjoy the Texas sun. A few of the most popular parks in the city are Canyon Run Dog Park and Hub City Unleashed.


There are also several great hiking trails for when you want to take your dog on a nice long walk. A couple of spots worth checking out are Mae Simmons Outer Loop Trail, Buffalo Springs Lake Loop, and Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark Loop.

Life in Lubbock with a dog

Lubbock has over 50 pet-friendly restaurants so you’ll have plenty of choices when you want to get a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are The Lantern Tavern, Urban Bricks Pizza, The Garden, and Twisted Root Burger Co.


Lubbock has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, pet stores, and daycares. There are also over a half-dozen dog-friendly shopping centers where you can browse and buy with your pup. One great place to explore is the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market.


The city is also one of the best when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. A study from Zumper ranked Lubbock 18th in the country for pet-friendly rental listings.


When you have friends or family visiting Lubbock, they’ll find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are SureStay Plus Hotel and La Quinta Inn & Suites.

Popular dog breeds in Lubbock

Lubbock is home to a diverse range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Bulldogs, Labs, Rottweilers, Boxers, Yorkshire Terriers, Blue Lacys, and German Shepherds. No matter which kind of dog you want to bring into your home, your new pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.

 

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