Basset Hound Puppies for Sale in Newark, NJ
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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 Newark?
A recent study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Newark is ranked the 98th most pet-friendly city in the country. The city is one of the best places for raising a healthy dog, as it ranked 32nd overall in the pet health and wellness category.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Newark
Newark has a healthy amount of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to play and get some exercise. A few of the best off-leash parks are Branch Brook Park Dog Park and Central Park in the nearby area.
In Newark and the surrounding area, you’ll also find several fun hiking trails for when you want to take your dog on a nice long walk. A few great spots to explore include Mills Reservation, Saddle River Area Bike Path, and Inwood Hill Park Trail.
Life in Newark with a dog
Newark has several pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your dog will have options when you want to get something to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants include Campino Mercado, NICO Kitchen + Bar, The Green Chickpea, Intrinsic Cafe, and Casa Nova Grill.
Newark has plenty of other pet-friendly establishments, such as pet stores, groomers, and daycares. There are also over a dozen dog-friendly shopping centers in Newark and the surrounding area. For instance, you can take your dog to the Mall at Short Hills, and they browse the shops and common areas from a pet stroller.
If you have friends or family in Newark for a visit, 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 Home2Suites, DoubleTree, and Courtyard by Marriott.
Popular dog breeds in Newark
Newark is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Boxers, Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Poodles, German Shepherds, French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, and Labrador Retrievers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, your new pup will find many of its canine peers across the city.
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