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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 Tempe?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Tempe is ranked the 9th most pet-friendly city with a population between 200,000 and 350,000. The city received an A for its number of pet sitters and dog-friendly hotels. It also scored a B+ for dog-friendly rentals.  

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Tempe   

Tempe has many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and enjoy the warm Arizona sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are The Barking Bodega, Tempe Sports Complex Dog Park, Papago Bark Park, and Mitchell Dog Park.    


In Tempe, you’ll also find 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 Hayden Butte Preserve, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and Shaw Butte Trail.   

Life in Tempe with a dog

Tempe has a healthy number 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 Snakes & Lattes, Salut Kitchen Bar, Cornish Pasty Company, Kings Fish House, Devil’s Advocate, and Casey Moore’s Oyster House.  


Tempe has many other pet-friendly businesses, including groomers, pet daycares, and pet stores. And, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If you ever have friends or family visiting Tempe, 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 Apache Inn, Tempe Mission Palms Resort, Drury Inn & Suites, and Graduate Tempe.        

Popular dog breeds in Tempe

Tempe is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, Bulldogs, Poodles, Shih Tzus, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your home, your new pup will find many canine companions throughout the city.

 

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