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Bassador - Information on the Dog Breed, Puppies, Breeders, Characteristics and Rescue

The Bassador is a cross breed between the Labrador retriever and the Basset Hound and is therefore not a purebred dog.  These dogs are large in size but have comparatively smaller legs and are available in a variety of coats.

A Bassador dog is generally around 15-18 inches in height and weighs about 50-70 pounds.

Bassador Puppies, Nature and Information

The characteristics of this dog breed mainly depend on what percentage of the original breeds they have in them. It also depends on whether the parents were purebred or of mixed breed themselves.

This kind of Bassador information can be very helpful in determining the characteristics of each Bassador dog. Even though it is difficult to determine the characteristics of each dog in a litter of Bassador puppies, there a few characteristics which are commonly seen in a Bassador. Since both the originating breeds, Labrador and Basset Hound, are friendly in nature, Bassadors also are known to be affectionate family dogs.

They bond and interact well with their owner’s family and thrive on time and attention from them. These dogs will not adapt well in an unfriendly home environment where they are neglected and unloved. This kind of an unfavorable home environment may cause harmful behavioral changes in these dogs. Some Bassadors may even turn hostile under such circumstances.

Bassador Breeders, Characteristics and Rescue

The basic Bassador characteristics can help a person decide if this breed of dogs is suitable for their family. Bassadors have medium sized bodies and should be sturdy not fat. Basset Hounds generally have a tendency to put on weight if they don’t get enough exercise and hence this trait may also be seen in a Bassador. Since both parenting breeds are strong built dogs, Bassador dogs should also be well muscled. Just like other dog breeds, Bassador male dogs are bigger than the female dogs. They have a round head with a long rounded muzzle and their ears hang down the sides of their head. They also have a short tight silky coat which is easy to maintain and therefore these dogs do not require much grooming. It is always advisable to buy puppies from reliable Bassador breeders to ensure that you get well bred puppies. Adopting puppies from Bassador rescue centers may not always guarantee healthy quality pups but this rarely makes a difference to dog lovers. Irrespective of these facts, Bassadors make great companions and can be extremely patient, loving and social family pets.
  Submitted on October 19, 2011  

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