Basset Hound Puppies for Sale in San Jose, CA
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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 San Jose?
WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, San Jose is ranked as the 44th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the best in the country when it comes to outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 26th of all major cities.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in San Jose
As a big city, there are over a dozen parks for you and your dog to play. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Saratoga Creek Dog Park, Almaden Lake Park, Butcher Dog Park, and Miyuki Dog Park.
In San Jose, there are also several hiking trails for your pup to explore. A few great places to hike with your dog include Coyote Creek Trail, Mission Peak Trail, and Alum Rock Park.
Life in San Jose with a dog
There are over 140 dog-friendly restaurants in the city, so you’ll always have plenty of places for you and your dog to grab a bite. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in the city are Rubio’s Coastal Grill, The Counter, Falafel’s Drive-In, and Old Wagon Saloon.
There are many other dog-friendly businesses in San Jose, including pets stores, groomers, and pet-friendly shopping centers.
If you have friends or family stopping by San Jose, there are over 72 pet-friendly hotels for them and their dogs to stay in. Many of these hotels don’t charge any additional pet fees. A few of the best dog-friendly hotels in San Jose include Hotel de Anza and Aloft San Jose Cupertino.
Every year, San Jose is host to Bark In The Park, the nation’s biggest dog festival. There, you can shop the various dog-related vendors, and your canine can socialize with other dogs.
Popular breeds in San Jose
San Jose is home to a wide variety of dog breeds. The most popular breeds in the city are Labradoodles, Maltese, Pomeranians, and Siberian Huskies.
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