Basset Hound Puppies for Sale in Providence, RI
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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 Providence?
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, Providence is ranked the 16th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000.
The city scored an A+ for the cost of dog insurance and an A- for the number of dog-friendly restaurants. With an average premium of $22.38 per month, the city has the 2nd lowest cost of pet insurance in the entire country.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Providence
Providence has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can play and get its daily dose of exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Bell Street Dog Park, Warwick City Park, and Pawtucket Dog Park.
Providence 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 Dexter Training Grounds, Lincoln Woods State Park, and Goddard Memorial State Park.
Life in Providence with a dog
Providence 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 Julian’s, Flatbread Company, Costantino’s Venda Bar & Ristorante, Ladder 133 Kitchen & Social, and Red Fin Crudo and Kitchen.
Providence has many other pet-friendly businesses, including groomers, pet daycares, and pet stores. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
The city is also a good place when it comes time to find a place to live with your dog. According to Zumper, Providence is the 79th most pet-friendly city for rental listings.
If you ever have friends or family visiting Providence, 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 Graduate Providence, The Dean Hotel, Hotel Providence, and Homewood Suites.
Popular dog breeds in Providence
Providence is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Pit Bull Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, Shih Tzus, Yorkshire Terriers, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, Boxers, and American Staffordshire Terriers. No matter which kind of dog you decide to bring into your home, your new pup will find many canine companions across the city.
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