The Bassador is a mixed breed of the Basset Hound and the Labrador Retriever. Mixing these two breeds creates a sociable, trainable, and affectionate dog breed. However, they prefer to have the attention on themself most of the time. So, they’ll be suited for just about any family, as long as someone is home most of the time to be with them.
This dog can inherit any of its looks from either parent breed as with any crossbreed. However, they have a long torso like the Basset Hound most often than not. With that said, you can expect this hybrid to be anywhere between 13 and 20 inches tall and weigh between 45 and 70 pounds. They can also have varied coat colors, such as black, yellow, brown, white, or mixed.
With proper care of this mixed breed, you can expect the Bassador to have an average lifespan of about ten to 15 years. So, for instance, they need physical activity every day. This doggo has moderate energy levels, and you might have to encourage them to exercise. Giving them a long walk every day or some time to play with you in a fenced-in yard should do the trick to keep them fit and happy. Otherwise, it’s easy for this doggo to overeat and gain weight.
However, when it comes to grooming, this dog is fairly easy. They don’t require too many baths or grooming, so you don’t need to often bring them to the salon. Although, Bassadors do shed a lot, be prepared to brush their fur every day. In addition, they drool a lot, so you’ll want to wash their face often, so they don’t get skin infections.
Bassador – A Loyal Dog
Overall, the Bassador will make an excellent family companion dog. For instance, they’re loyal and affectionate with their family members. They’re also good with young children and with meeting other dogs. However, they might be a little wary of strangers at first, but they’re friendly overall. Early training and early socialization will nip that in the bud, and your Bassador should respond well to it.