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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.

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  • 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 Plano?

A recent study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Plano is ranked the 20th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the best places for raising a healthy dog as it ranks 4th overall for pet health and wellness. Plano is also the 32nd best city for outdoor pet-friendliness.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Plano

Plano has several off-leash dog parks where your pooch can roam to their hearts’ content. A few of the most popular off-leash parks in the city are Dog Park at Windhaven Meadows, Jack Carter Dog Park,  and nearby Hound Mound Dog Park.

Plano is also home to over a dozen dog-friendly hiking trails for when you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog. A few great spots to explore are Bob Woodruff Park Trail, Windhaven Park Trail, Bluebonnet Trail, Haggard Park Trail, and Russell Creek Park Trail.

Life in Plano with a dog

Plano has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants, so you and your dog will always have options when you want to grab a bite to eat. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants include Katy’s Trail Ice House Outpost, Holy Grail Pub, Fish Shack, Bavarian Grill, Rugby House Pub, and Pepper Smash.

Plano has a variety of other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, and daycares. Every year, there are numerous events celebrating dogs and their owners. One of the most fun events is the annual Wags & Waves, where your furry friends can go for a swim in an Olympic size pool.

When you need to find a place to live with your dog, you’ll have plenty of options. According to Zumper, Plano has the 20th most pet-friendly listings in the country. If your friends or family are in town, they will also have no trouble finding somewhere to stay with dogs. A few of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include NYLO Dallas Plano Hotel, Aloft Plano, and Residence Inn. 

Popular dog breeds in Plano

Plano is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Goldendoodles, and Rottweilers. No matter which kind of dog you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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