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Bassetoodle - Information on the Dog Breed, Puppies, Breeders and Average Lifespan of Bassetoodle Dog

A Bassetoodle is a mixed breed of dogs created by crossing Poodles and Basset Hounds.

Bassetoodles are medium sized dogs and their exact size depends on the size and weight of their parents. 

Bassetoodle Puppies, Breeders and Lifespan

Bassetoodle dogs usually weigh around 25-30 pounds and are 11-14 inches tall. They have an average lifespan of around 10-15 years. Bassetoodle dogs generally come in colors of red, red and white, black and white, apricot and white and black or tan.

They are of medium length and have a longer curly coat. Their coat should be shaved at least twice a year to avoid excessive shedding.

Regular brushing with a wide toothed comb is a must for dog grooming to avoid hair tangles and shedding. Bassetoodles generally don’t shed too much but if you suffer from allergies, it is best to first expose yourself to these dogs before buying any Bassetoodle puppies.

The size of their ears basically depends on their genetic makeup and cleaning the ears is important to avoid infections. Just like Basset Hounds, these dogs also have a tendency of putting on weight and hence owners need to exercise them regularly to avoid weight problems. This basic Bassetoodle information can help you decide if this dog is best for your family.

This dog breed makes very good family pets and adapt well with both children as well as other pets in the family. They get along well with family members, strangers and other dogs. Bassetoodles can comfortably live both indoors and outdoors but they are most happy living with the family. These dogs however need their space to play and run around and hence owners must indulge them in outdoor activities regularly. They are also good watchdogs and can be ideal for keeping an eye especially on children. Since they don’t usually bark a lot, barking may indicate changes in the surrounding environment. Bassetoodle dogs are usually easy to train but sometimes they tend to become stubborn and sluggish, a trait seen in the parenting breeds of Poodle and Basset Hounds. Therefore the trainer must be authoritative and firm in order to keep these dogs in line. Bassetoodle breeders are generally difficult to find but the best place to locate them is in a humane society in your neighborhood. However with regards to Bassetoodle puppies for sale or adoption in such places, one can never be sure whether they are purebred or designer bred.

  Submitted on October 21, 2011  

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