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Basselier - Information about the Dog Breed, Puppies, Breeders and Nature

The Basselier is a hybrid dog which means that it is not a purebred dog but a cross between two breeds.

The Basselier dog breed was created by crossing a purebred Basset Hound and a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Some people believe that hybrid dog breeds are healthier because of the mixing of the gene pools while other believe that this kind of crossing may result in genetic defects in the dogs. Since a Basselier dog is a mixed breed it is difficult to ascertain what each dog would be like.

This mainly depends on how much of the parenting breeds they have in them. Some basic Basselier information can help you understand if this dog would be suited to your family. This dog breed has a small compact body and care should be taken that they do not put on too much weight.

Since one of the parenting breeds of these dogs, the Basset Hound has a tendency to put on weight; this may be an issue with Basseliers too. These dogs generally have square legs proportionate to their body and a long tapering tail. The tail usually hangs down but gets raised when the dog is excited or interested in anything particular.

Basselier Puppies, Breeders and Nature

The Basselier has a round head with a medium length muzzle and a black nose. This breed of dogs generally has a sensitive, friendly and intelligent expression and may sometimes even carry a sad expression which is very distinct in Basset Hounds. Basseliers have long floppy ears which hang down their side and a silky short coat which doesn’t need too much maintenance. Basselier puppies are generally tricolored with a mix of tan, black and white. While buying puppies, it is best to get information about the weight and size of the parents from the Basselier breeder so that you can determine what size the puppy will be as an adult. They are an intelligent breed and are easily trainable. However communication between the dog and the trainer is very important in order to train these dogs. Basselier dogs make good family pets and are extremely loyal and loving. They also make good watchdogs. However these dogs need to be exercised everyday to keep them healthy and fit. A bored Basselier may become destructive and noisy. Overall they make loving affectionate companions and adapt well with children as well as other pets in the family.
  Submitted on October 19, 2011  

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