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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 Philadelphia?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Philadelphia is ranked as the 77th most pet-friendly city. The city is above average for pet health and wellness, ranking 37th out of the largest cities.

Dog parks in Philadelphia

As one of the nation’s largest cities, there are over a dozen dog parks in Philadelphia, many of them allowing your pup to run off-leash. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Mario Lanza Dog Park, Schuykill River, Pretzel Dog Run, and Orianna Hill Dog Park.

Life in Philly with a dog

With over 235 dog-friendly restaurants, Philadelphia is a great city to grab a meal with your furry friends. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in Philadelphia are Gold Standard Cafe, Sabrina’s Cafe, the Druid’s Keep, and White Dog Cafe.


Philadelphia is home to many other dog-friendly businesses, including groomers, daycares, and pet stores. For instance, if you head down South Street District by 2nd Ave, you’ll come across several pet shops, including Doggie Style and Bonejour Pet Supply.


If you have family or friends headed to Philly for a visit, there are plenty of dog-friendly hotels so their dogs won’t need to stay behind. Many of them won’t even charge you for bringing your pet along. A few of the best dog-friendly hotels in Philadelphia include the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, Westin Philadelphia, and Aloft Philadelphia Airport.

Popular breeds in Philadelphia

Houston is home to a wide variety of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, and German Shepherds.

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