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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 San Diego?

WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, San Diego is ranked as the 9th most pet-friendly. The city excels when it comes to pet health and wellness, ranking 2nd out of all the cities in the country. Additionally, the city was ranked 8th for outdoor pet-friendliness. Plus, San Diego is noted to have the most animal shelters per capita.


A similar study from SmartAsset also ranked San Diego as the 9th most pet-friendly city in the country. 

Dog parks and activities in San Diego

As a big and sunny city, there are plenty of dog parks in San Diego. According to the study from SmartAsset, San Diego has about 1.2 parks per 100,000 residents. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Capehart Dog Park, Quartyard, Balboa Park, Kate Sessions Park, and Nate’s Point Off-Leash Dog Park.


With plenty of sunlight and nearby coastlines, there are several great dog-friendly beaches for you and your pup to explore. Some of these include The Original Dog Beach, La Jolla Cove, and Fiesta Island Park.

Life in San Diego with a dog

San Diego is tied for the most dog-friendly restaurants per capita. There are over 581 dog-friendly restaurants in the city, meaning you’ll always have somewhere to grab a bite with your furry friend. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Sally’s Fish House & Bar, Bay Park Fish Co., Bay Hill Tavern, and Antique Row Cafe.


San Diego is home to many other dog-friendly businesses, including groomers, daycares, and pet stores. There are also eight dog-friendly shopping centers for you to explore with your dog.


If you have friends or family visiting the city, there are over 650 dog-friendly hotels so their companions can come along for the trip. In addition, many of these hotels don’t charge any additional pet fees. A few of the best dog-friendly hotels in San Diego include Hotel Solamar, Pendry San Diego, Ocean Beach Hotel, and Staypineapple.

Popular breeds in San Diego

San Diego is home to a wide variety of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are: French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Poodles, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Rottweilers, Australian Shepherds, and Yorkshire Terriers.

 

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