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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 Omaha?

A recent WalletHub study reviewed the 100 largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Omaha is ranked the 24th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places for owning a pet, with the 23rd ranking in pet budget. The city is also above average for pet health and wellness, ranking 30th out of all major cities.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Omaha

Omaha has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run and play. 

Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Hefflinger Dog Park, Hanscom Park, and Omaha Dog Bar.

Omaha also has eight hiking trails for when you want to take a scenic walk with your dog. A few spots worth exploring with your furry friend include Big Papio Trail, Field Club Trail, West Papio Trail, and Keystone Trail.

Life in Omaha with a dog

There are dozens of pet-friendly restaurants in Omaha, meaning you’ll always have somewhere to grab a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Sean O’Casey’s, Paradise Bakery & Cafe, bliss Old Market Bakery, and Goldbergs in Dundee.

Omaha has plenty of other dog-friendly establishments, including pet shops, daycares, groomers, and spas. The city is also one of the best in the country for renters seeking a place to live with their pets. A Zumper study found Omaha to have the 12th most pet-friendly rental listings of all cities.

If you have friends or family stopping by Omaha for a visit, there are numerous pet-friendly hotels for them to stay in with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Magnolia Hotel, EVEN Hotels Omaha, Hotel Deco, and Element Midtown Crossing.

Popular dog breeds in Omaha

Omaha is home to many different kinds of dogs. The most popular breeds in the city are Labs: German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, German Shorthaired Pointers, Bulldogs, Boxers, and Siberian Huskies. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your family, your new pup will have many other canine companions across the city.

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