The Bassetoodle is dog developed by mixing a Basset Hound and a Poodle. These dogs come in toy, miniature or standard sizes. These dogs have a lovable and friendly disposition clubbed with its cute looks. It resembles mostly its hound parent and has hair like a Poodle. It has a slightly longer body and short legs. The dogs have black button-shaped eyes, triangular nose, and hair covered hanging ears. These are very friendly dogs and can do well in apartment living condition. The dogs have a mischevious and a jovial personality that makes them a great family pet.
Temperament and Behavior
This Basset Hound Poodle Mix is a great family pet and loves being around people. They would show their love and affection for their masters in every possible way. The dog would follow their masters everywhere they go. The dogs are inquisitive by nature and would like to look into everything they come across. The dogs get too attached to their human owners and don't want to stay alone for long.
These dogs will enjoy sniffing on your belongings like mail, purses, bags, clothes, and boxes. The dogs can act mischievously and stubbornly at times. The Bassetoodle are fun to have around as they love to explore the outdoors, ride cars and being groomed. They love kids a lot and like to spend time playing with them. Adult supervision over their playtime is advised to prevent the kids from getting over excited and act roughly with the dogs. These dogs can be a great watchdog as they will immediately alert their masters on detecting anything suspicious around them. The dogs would howl rather than barking. At the time of outdoor activities, keep a keen eye on the dog as it can wander off on the trail of scent, tending to its curious nature.
One thing you have to keep in mind at the time taking out this breed for exercise is that they tend to wander. You need to give them their physical workout by leashing them or in an enclosed area to prevent them from going after any scent. These dogs love to walk. Daily exercise like walking and jogging will be appropriate for these dogs. These dogs are a bit intolerant to cold climates. You can give them exercise inside a doggy daycare or a quick stroll in your own backyard in the winter season. Regular exercise is necessary for this dog or they will get bored and resort to destructive activities.
The Bassetoodles are moderate to heavy shedders, and frequent grooming will be best for them. Brushing the dog 2 to 3 times in a week will be apt. Brushing them regularly will prevent the matting of their fur. The best way to brush these dogs will be by using a toothed comb. Trim the hair around the eyes and the anus. Bathe the dog if required and to maintain its hygiene. The Basset Hound Poodle Mix has floppy ears and tends to get infectious. You should check its ears regularly and clean it time to time to clear off the debris. Take care of its dental health and trim its nails in a month.
It is a hardy breed with no major health problem is reported. Some common issues that it may face are joint dysplasia, eye problems, ear infections, epilepsy, obesity, allergies, and bloat.
|Also known as||Bastoodle, Bassetdoodle,Basset Hound Poodle Mix|
|Coat||Straight, Thick, Wavy, Wire|
|Colors||Black, Brown, Golden, Cream, White|
|Type||Companion dog, Designer dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Lifespan/Expectancy||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||20-30 pounds (when full grown)|
|Height (size)||Small; 12-16 inches|
|Personality Traits||Alert, stubborn, dedicated, loyal, curious, affectionate, independent, intelligent, playful|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Barking||Yes (mostly howls)|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA, IDCR, DDKC, DBR|
It is an intelligent breed and is always eager to please its master. Some dogs might be a bit stubborn in nature and may pose some difficulty in training. You have to establish yourself as the pack leader right from the beginning. Be consistent in training session and adopt positive reinforcements methods. Praising and rewarding the dog will bring fruitful results at the time of training.
The Bassetoodles does well in agility, hunting, and obedience training. You should start the dog's training right from the moment you bring it home from a breeder or a rescue. Training them from the age of puppyhood will be best. Teach them basic obedience commands, housebreaking, and crate-training. You can take professional help if you want to.
You can feed your dog ¾ cup to 1½ cups of dry dog food every day, divided into two meals. Keep control over their food intake as they tend to get obese. You have to give the dogs food in proportion to their age, size, and energy requirement. You can provide the dog with a combination of canned and dry dog food in a balanced manner.
The Bassetoodles are frequently confused with the notable French breed 'Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen'.