Basset Hound Puppies for Sale in Winston-Salem, NC
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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 Winston-Salem?
A study from WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, Winston-Salem is ranked the 37th most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable places to live with a dog as it scored 3rd overall in the pet budget category.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Winston-Salem
Irvine has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to stretch its legs and enjoy the warm North Carolina sun. According to Trust For Public Land, there are 0.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents in the city. Some of the most popular parks in the city and the surrounding area are Washington Dog Park, Tanglewoof Park, and Vivian F. Bennett Memorial Dog Park.
In Irvine, you’ll also find several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a long walk with your dog. A few popular spots are Cascades Preserve, Pilot Mountain State Park, and Jomeokee and Sassafras Trails.
Life in Winston-Salem with a dog
With over 80 pet-friendly restaurants, you and your dog will have plenty of spots to grab something to eat together. A few of the best dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Mary’s Gourmet Diner, Camino Bakery, The Quiet Pint Tavern, Wise Man Brewing, and Camel City BBQ Factory.
Winston-Salem has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, and groomers. In the city, you’ll also find several pet-friendly shopping centers where you browse and buy with your dog.
If your friends or family are in town for a visit, they’ll have plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. A few of the more popular dog-friendly lodgings in the area include Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, Sleep Inn Hanes Mall, and Grayln Estate.
Popular dog breeds in Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, Beagles, German Shepherds, English Bulldogs, and Dachshunds. So, whichever breed you decide to add to your family, your new pup will find many canine companions throughout the city.
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