Basset Hound Puppies for Sale in Overland Park, KS
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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 Overland Park?
A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzes some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Overland Park is ranked as the 30th most pet-friendly city with a population between 200,000 and 350,000. The city received an A for the number of dog-friendly hotels and a B+ for the cost of dog insurance.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Overland Park
Overland Park has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and get some sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Thomas Stoll Dog Park, Shawnee Mission Off Leash Dog Park, and Swanson’s Streamway Dog Park.
Overland Park and the surrounding areas are also home to several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore include Wyandotte County Lake Park Trails, Mill Creek Streamway Park, and Shawnee Mission Park.
Life in Overland Park with a dog
Overland Park has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Nick & Jake’s, First Watch, Ricco’s Italian Bistro, Coco Bolos, Papa Kenos, and Rock & Brews.
Overland Park has many other pet-friendly establishments, including groomers, pet daycares, and pet stores. And every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
If you ever have friends or family visiting Overland Park, they will 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 My Place Hotel Overland Park, Drury Inn & Suites, Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, and Mariott Kansas City Overland Park.
Popular dog breeds in Overland Park
Overland Park is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Boxers, Bulldogs, and Yorkshire Terriers. No matter which breed you want to add to your family, your new pup will have many of its peers across the city.
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