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Basset Retriever Puppies

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Rachel
Feb 7 ·
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The Basset Retriever is a crossbreed of the Basset Hound and the Golden Retriever. Also known as the Basset Vertier, this dog breed comes from France. Initially developed in the 2000s, this hybrid was bred for hunting, field trials, and companionship. Today, this doggo is still a great family companion dog. For instance, they’re energetic, loyal, and friendly. If you want to learn more about Basset Retriever puppies, then keep reading.

Where to get Basset Retriever Puppies

You’ll be able to find this dog breed anywhere you can adopt dogs. First, try calling your local animal shelter or breed rescue organization. They might have Basset Retriever puppies, adults, or seniors available for adoption. In addition, they might have super mutts of these two breeds mixed with more breeds.

It’s always a good idea to adopt and not shop. Most of these dogs were abandoned or surrendered by their previous owners and are looking for loving forever homes.

However, if you want a puppy and want to know the background of the dog, then you can go through a reputable breeder. Unfortunately, since this breed is a designer dog, the American Kennel Club doesn’t recognize it. So, you’ll need to research breeders on your own. Krista…

You’ll be able to tell the ethical breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date on all of their vaccinations
  • Want to meet with you in person and allow you to meet the puppies and the parents
  • Be open and honest, being able to answer all of your questions about anything
  • Allow the dogs to live in their home as part of the family without the use of kennels

In addition, a good breeder will health screen and genetically test the parents to ensure it’s safe and healthy to breed them. Then, they’ll get the puppies tested. Also, they’ll have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption.

If you find a breeder that doesn’t do the above, then they might be a puppy mill or a backyard breeder. These breeders do not breed the dogs under safe or healthy conditions, so you’ll want to avoid them. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding the dogs good homes.

The Cost

The average price of Basset Retriever puppies is between $450 and $1,500. The price will depend on the breeder’s location, the time of year, and the breed’s popularity. 

Appearance

Basset Retrievers are medium-sized dogs with males being slightly bigger than females. For example, males can grow to be about 12 to 14 inches tall and weigh between 40 and 70 pounds. On the other hand, females can grow to be about ten to 12 inches tall and also weigh between 40 and 70 pounds.

This doggo can look like either parent breed, but they’ll most likely be short and stout like the Basset Hound and have a short, dense coat. 

Temperament

There’s a lot to love about Basset Retriever puppies. For instance, they’re loyal and affectionate with their family members. Also, they’re great around young children, other dogs, and meeting new people. As with all dog breeds though, they do need early socialization and training.

Basset Retrievers are also known for being stubborn and lazy. So, while they’re eager to please and intelligent, training might not always be easy on some days. You can hire a professional dog trainer to help you if needed.

Also, they have moderate energy levels. They don’t require too much physical activity each day, but you’ll still want to give them a bigger house with a fenced-in yard rather than an apartment. Zeke…

Basset Retriever Puppies – Veterinary Needs

For the first year, you can bring your doggo to the vet a few times. This way you can keep track of their growth and development. Also, you can keep them up to date with their shots and boosters. Then, each year after that, you can bring them to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup.

This doggo is prone to inheriting specific health issues from their parents, such as:

  • Glaucoma
  • Platelet Dysfunction
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Entropion
  • Cherry Eye

With proper care, Basset Retriever puppies have an average lifespan of about eight to 12 years. 

Diet

With your vet’s approval, you can provide them dog food that’s appropriate for their breed size, weight, and age. For example, you can give them high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food.

Grooming

When it comes to grooming, this dog breed is relatively low-maintenance. You’ll only need to bathe them as needed or when they get into something they weren’t supposed to. You can bathe them yourself at home or bring them to a professional grooming salon.

However, they do shed moderately, so you’ll want to brush their coat at least once a week. Also, keep up with cleaning their ears, brushing their teeth, and trimming their nails regularly. 

Basset Retriever Puppies – Photos

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