The Bassador is an adorable mixed breed of the Basset Hound and the Labrador Retriever. They are also known as being called Bassetdors or Basset Labs. In addition, they take some of the best traits from both of their parent breeds, known for being friendly, outgoing, and loyal. If you want to learn more about Bassador puppies, then keep reading.
Where to get Bassador Puppies
Since this dog breed is a designer dog (crossbreed), the American Kennel Club doesn’t recognize its breed standard. So, you won’t be able to look at the AKC Marketplace for reputable breeders. Casper…
You can research ethical breeders on your own, though. So, remember that you can tell a good breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:
- Keep the dogs in their own home, treating them like family
- Health screen and genetically test the parents before breeding to ensure it’s safe and then get the puppies tested
- Have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption
- Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible, not allowing them to leave their mother until they’re at least eight weeks of age
- Ensure the puppies are up to date on all of their vaccinations
In addition, a good breeder will want to meet with you so they can get to know you and you can get to know them. For example, they’ll be open about their experience and reputation as a breeder. Also, they can answer your questions about the breed as a whole, the parents, the litter, and the process of breeding and adoption.
If you come across a breeder who doesn’t do the above, they might be a puppy mill or a backyard breeder. You’ll want to avoid them because they don’t breed the dogs in healthy or safe conditions, often leaving them in kennels. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding good homes for the puppies.
Alternatively, you can call your local animal shelter or rescue organization. They might have Bassador puppies, adults, or seniors available for adoption. These dogs are looking for good homes, and you can save their lives while gaining a new furry friend. Murphy…
The average cost of this dog breed is between $700 and $1,500. However, the price may vary depending on a few factors, such as the number of puppies in the litter, the breed’s popularity, the breeder’s location, the time of year, and more.
Believe it or not, Bassadors do not have fur. They have hair. They have a dense coat that sheds heavily. Bassadors are adorable, often having the short legs and long body of a Basset Hound but look like a Labrador Retriever with everything else.
For instance, they’re medium to large dogs that grow to be about 13 to 20 inches tall and weigh between 45 and 70 pounds.
They can only come in three coat colors, such as brown, white, and tan.
As we already know, Bassadors are friendly and outgoing. They’re loyal and affectionate with their family members, excellent around young children, and enjoy the company of other dogs. They’ll also be great around new people. So, they’ll love the occasional trip to the dog park.
The dog park is great because they have moderate energy levels and are athletic. They’ll make an excellent jogging or hiking partner for you and will love to exercise and play in a fenced-in yard with a bigger house. However, they know when to settle down and be calm so that you can give them about 30 minutes to an hour of exercise every day, and they should be good to go.
Like most dogs, they’ll need early training and socializing, but they can be stubborn. So, training could be a process if you don’t make yourself known as the “pack leader” to them. You can hire a professional dog trainer to help you out if needed. Bevy…
Bassador Puppies – Veterinary Needs
Bassadors have an average lifespan of about ten to 12 years with proper care. They are known to get some health issues, such as:
You can provide any food for your Bassador as long as it’s appropriate for their breed size, age, weight, and metabolism. Also, make sure your vet approves it.
You won’t need to bring your Bassador to the grooming salon often, but they do shed a lot. So, you’ll want to brush their coat at least once or twice a week to keep the shedding under control. Otherwise, you can keep up with cleaning their ears, brushing their teeth, and trimming their nails regularly.