Breed group : Hounding, Non-Sporting
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GENERALBreed group: Hounding, Non-Sporting Type: Hybrid
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 40-65 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black & White, Brown & White, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: About 8-12 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Not good for cold climate
The Bully Basset is a result of cross breed between a Bulldog and a Basset Hound. These dogs are relatively new and their characteristics can be predicted by studying their parent breeds.
They generally come in black, tan, and white combinations. Some may vary to red, fawn or brindle.
The coat of this breed is short, hard, dense and close-fitting.
The Bully Basset has a wonderful temperament. It loves children, toys and attention. It is known to interact well with other dogs and generally loves to play. The Bully Basset inherits a lot of characteristics from the Bulldog. It is a light barker unless a perceived intruder is close.
The ears of these breeds needs to be cleaned weekly. The anal glands also need to be frequently expressed to prevent backup or infection. This affliction is very common in Bulldogs. The Bully Basset is prone to ear infections. Weekly ear cleaning is imperative.
This breed will need a firm and consistent training in order for them to grasp the methods of their obedience routines.
The Bull Basset is acclaimed for apartment living as frequent leash walks are provided. It is also comfortable in a large house with a yard. Daily walks are required to provide exercise and prevent behavior problems.