Caring for a Bassetoodle
Feeding: Care should be taken to not overfeed the Bassetoodle in order to keep them at a slender weight. Bassetoodles need daily exercise and to keep weight down.
Living with a Bassetoodle
Personality: Bassetoodles can be very silly and comedic at times.
Family Dog: Bassetoodles make great family dogs.
Shedding: Bassetoodles do shed some, but not as much as the Parent Breed.
Grooming: Bassetoodles require little grooming. The coat is kept in the tousled look, requiring weekly brushing. Trimming around anus and eyes is needed. Bassetoodles are kept with the longer eyebrows and whiskers and the coat remains long.
Training: Bassetoodles are very intelligent and quite easy to train. They do well with obedience training and agility or hunting.
Behavior: Some Bassetoodles can be skittish around new things. Some are very nosey and love to sniff and check out everything, purses, bags, boxes, company, mail, dirty clothes, his bed, your bed, etc.
Barking: Bassetoodles use their voices to let owners know of visitors or intruders. They tend to howl like a hound and have the hound bark. They can become barky if provoked by other dogs or left alone. Simple training will eliminate any issues.
Weather: Bassetoodles are a hearty dog that will do well in warm and cold weather, although it is not advised leaving any dog alone outdoors all day.
Exercise: Bassetoodles require daily walks.
Living Conditions: Bassetoodles require a fenced yard, as they can roam or follow scents. They are great with people of all ages, and gentle chidren.
Appearance: Bassetoodles have the appearance of a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen; with a longer coat and whiskers.
Size: When fully grown, Bassetoodles are between 22 to 25 lbs and 12 to 13 inches tall at the shoulder.
Companionship: Bassetoodles definitely thrive on human companionship. They also love to play with other dogs, but be sure to keep them leashed, as they are hounds and can follow a scent.
Body: Bassetoodles are built like a Basset, with the long body and shorter legs.
Color: Bassetoodles can be Red and White, Red, Tri, Black and White, Apricot & White, Tan or Black.
Coat: Bassetoodles have a medium length and wirey or curly coat.
Life Expectancy: Bassetoodles can live to be 10-15 years of age.
Characteristics: Bassetoodles are happy, loving and very friendly dogs, but can be moderately stubborn. Some enjoy jumping on people and will need a little extra training to correct this issue. As the Bassetoodle is a long bodied dog, special care must be taken of their backs. Young children must be careful not to jump or ride on the backs of Bassetoodles. Some enjoy going to the groomers, walks off leash and riding in the car.
Allergies: Bassetoodles have a low to non-shedding coat. They shed much less than the purebred Basset Hound. Many families do well with the coat, but it is always recommended to expose yourself to the dog first if you are an allergy sufferer.
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** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
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