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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 Pembroke Pines?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Pembroke Pines is ranked the 39th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city received an A- for its number of pet sitters and the number of dog-friendly rentals. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Pembroke Pines

Peoria has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can roam and get its daily dose of exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Johnson Street Dog Park, Pembroke Pines Craig Rupp K-9 Dog Park, CB Smith Park, and Happy Trails Dog Park at Seminole Park.


In Pembroke Pines and the surrounding area, you’ll also find 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 Tree Tops Park, Oleta River State Park, and T.Y. Park. 

Life in Pembroke Pines with a dog

Pembroke Pines 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 Lady Baker, Brio Tuscan Grille, Menchies, 7 Pecados Kitchen & Grill, and Sergio’s.     


Pembroke Pines has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If you have friends or family visiting Pembroke Pines, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Home2Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and WoodSpring Suites.            

Popular dog breeds in Pembroke Pines

Pembroke Pines is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Golden Retrievers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Shih Tzus, Boxers, Poodles, Labs, and Chihuahuas. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, your new pup will find many fellow companions throughout the city.

 

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