Bassador: Your Guide to the Basset Hound Lab Mix

Bassador Rescue & Adoption

The Basset Hound Lab Mix is one of the most popular breeds in the world. They are very intelligent and loyal. These dogs have a great sense of loyalty and love to please their humans.

They are very affectionate towards strangers and they will do anything for their human family members. Their intelligence makes them excellent with children, but not so much with adults because they tend to get bored easily. However, if you want a dog that will always be there for you no matter what, then these are the perfect choice.

They are very energetic and playful when young. They grow up fast though, so it’s best to start training them early on. If you don’t have time to train your new pet before he/she grows up too quickly, then consider adopting him from a shelter instead!

What Makes A Good Basset Hound Puppy?

A good Basset Hound puppy should be friendly, outgoing, sociable and eager to please. They must also be house trained. You can expect your new pup to learn how to walk at around 6 months old. At 8 months old they will already be able to stay home alone without any problems. By 12 months old they will probably still need some supervision, but it shouldn’t take long before they’re ready for independent living. Be patient with them and slowly introduce new things. They are very friendly and most welcome new friends into their homes quickly. They can learn very quickly if they’re motivated enough, but they can also get bored easily. Just remember that these aren’t guard dogs. They love everyone and will happily welcome intruders into your home! It’s best if you spend time training them as soon as you get them to keep them from getting bored.

How Long Do Basset Hounds Live?

The average life span of a Basset Hound is around 7 to 10 years. This breed is prone to certain diseases including: Gastric Torsion, Epilepsy, Allergies, and Glaucoma. They also have a high heartworm risk so it’s important to keep an eye on them for the symptoms. If you ever notice change in behavior, excessive sleeping, breathing problems, etc. then take them to the vets immediately. The earlier the treatment, the higher the chance of survival.

What Should I Look Out For When Adopting A Basset Hound?

While you might be getting a great pet with a Basset Hound, there are some downsides you should be aware of. They have an infamous reputation for being lazy. If they don’t have anything to do, then they will find something to do, usually not good! They can also be stubborn and sometimes aggressive with other dogs their size or smaller.

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