Basset Hound Puppies for Sale in Mesa, AZ
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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 Mesa?
A recent WalletHub study analyzed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Mesa is ranked the 80th most pet-friendly. The city is a good place for pet affordability, ranking 55th out of all major cities.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Mesa
Mesa has two off-leash parks for your dog to get his daily dose of play and exercise. The city and its surrounding areas are also home to over 20 dog-friendly hiking trails. Some of the most popular trails in the city include Papago Park, Shaw Butte Trail, South Mountain Park and Preserve, and Gateway Trailhead.
Life in Mesa with a dog
With almost 100 pet-friendly restaurants in Mesa, you’ll always have plenty of new places to grab a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Echo 5 Sports Pub, Worth Takeaway, What’s Crackin Cafe, and Rubio’s Coastal Grill.
In Mesa, you’ll find plenty of other dog-friendly establishments, including pet shops, daycares, and groomers. The city is also a favorable location for finding a place to live for you and your pet. A study from Zumper ranked Mesa as the 34th best city for pet-friendly rentals.
If you have friends or family stopping by Mesa, they’ll find over 100 pet-friendly hotels to stay in with their dogs. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in the city include Four Points At Mesa Gateway Airport, Windermere Hotel, and Superior Suites.
Popular dog breeds in Mesa
Mesa is home to many different dog breeds. The city’s most popular breeds are Chihuahuas, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Pit Bulls, and Shih Tzus. No matter which breed you end up bringing into your family, your new pup will have many peers across the city.
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