Basset Hound Puppies for Sale in Vancouver, WA
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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 Vancouver?
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, Vancouver is ranked the 11th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city scored an A for its number of dog-friendly rentals and a B+ for the cost of dog insurance.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Vancouver
Vancouver has many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and enjoy some fresh air. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city are Ross Dog Park, Dakota Memorial Dog Park, and Hillsdale Park in nearby Portland.
In Vancouver and the surrounding area, 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 Columbia River Renaissance Trail, Burnt Bridge Creek Trail, and Ellen Davis Trail.
Life in Vancouver with a dog
Vancouver 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 Beaches Restaurant & Bar, Tap Union Freehouse, Shanahan’s, and Victor 23 Brewing.
Vancouver 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 Vancouver, 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 My Place Hotel Vancouver, Sonesta ES Suites, and Econo Lodge Vancouver.
Popular dog breeds in Vancouver
Vancouver is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Shih Tzus, German Shepherds, and Labradoodles. No matter which breed you choose to add to your family, your new pup will find many companions throughout the city.
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