The Baskimo breed is a hybrid cross between an American Eskimo dog and a Basset Hound. We can forgive you for thinking that, with the inclusion of a Basset Hound, the Baskimo would be an aloof pup suitable for solo owners and childless households. However, thanks to the dominant parent genes from the American Eskimo, you will find your Baskimo is a beautiful, loving, loyal, social, and friendly dog. However, they do tend to take more after the Basset Hound in looks. If you’re racking your brain trying to come up with activities to cater to their moderate need for physical activity, why not check out these options below?
Finding a fun, free activity that fills in one hour is a challenge, but it’s not impossible. All you need is a dog waste bag, your pup, leash, and a toy, and you can be on your way to a dog park for 60 minutes of pure joy. Even though Basset Hounds can be somewhat aloof, the friendly and social nature of an American Eskimo will ensure that’s no longer the case with a Baskimo. Instead, during your visit to the park, you may find your furry friend makes a whole lot of new friends – all of which help to tire them out before the journey home!
Not every Baskimo will immediately know how to play a game of fetch, but it can be such an excellent summer’s day activity if they do. Follow these steps below if you want your doggo to learn to enjoy and play fetch. This affordable and effortless activity is one that will keep your dog entertained for half an hour or more – all the while being a game you can play in the confines of your backyard. What’s more, buying a toy for fetch is easy. Most pet stores and vet clinics stock a range of options from which to choose.
If your Baskimo is more American Eskimo dog in nature than Basset Hound, then you may find they don’t like being left alone. A Baskimo that is left alone for hours on end will bark, howl, and create chaos and destruction. For the sanity of your neighbors and the safety of your home, consider booking them into dog care facilities when you are at work or away all day. While it’s an expensive option, it’s one that can provide them with endless amounts of fun all day in any weather, and give you peace of mind to know your dog is safe and sound.
Baskimos can have a high prey drive – something that’s prominent in both parent breeds. To curtail the behavior and redirect it, consider investing in chew toys. Chew toys are available from all vet clinics and pet stores and offer mental and physical stimulation. They can play with them at any time of the day, in any weather, and don’t require you to play with them when the toy takes up all their time.
If you love getting out in the great outdoors, then don’t forget to take man’s best friend! Your Baskimo will love nothing more than going for a run or walk with you, seeing the sights of your neighborhood. You may even like to take them on a nature hike or through your local park. No matter where you head, your pup will be happy to be by your side.
If you were looking for a dog that would provide you with love, loyalty, affection, and no end of fun, then you will be pleased you adopted a Baskimo. Even though they can be a little on the hyper side with a touch of stubbornness thrown into the mix, they will be a faithful companion for life. It can be hard to repay your furry friend for everything they offer, but you can make a few repayments by trying out these pawesome activities above.