Facts & Origin
Basset Bordeaux - Basset Hound and Dogue de Bordeaux Mix
The Basset Bordeaux is an impressive mix of the two well-known breeds, the Basset Hound and the Dogue de Bordeaux. The Basset Hound, known for his excellent tracking abilities, brings his gentle and loving personality to this mix. The Dogue de Bordeaux, a strong and protective dog, adds his impressive stature and unconditional loyalty to this mix.
Suitability and attitude
With their loving and easy-going nature, Basset Bordeaux dogs are well suited for families with children and other pets. Their calm and relaxed personality makes them a good choice for apartments, as long as they get enough exercise. However, these dogs can be prone to separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time, so they are best suited to people who spend a lot of time at home or can take them to their daily activities.
|Life expectancy||6 - 12 years|
|Activity level||low - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Basset Bordeaux is known for its gentle, loyal and loving personality. These dogs are very people-oriented and love spending time with their family. They are usually friendly with children and other pets and show a patient and forgiving attitude. Despite their size, they are usually calm and relaxed, although they can show their protective instincts when needed.
A cross between a Basset Hound and a Dogue de Bordeaux, the Basset Bordeaux is a loving and loyal dog that is perfect for families. With its gentle personality, loyalty and need for human companionship, this dog can be an excellent companion for the right person or family. With proper care and attention, this imposing but lovable dog will be a loyal friend and family member.
Care and health
Grooming a Basset Bordeaux is fairly simple, as their short coat requires minimal care. Regular brushing helps remove dead hair and keeps the coat healthy and shiny. Bathe her only when necessary to avoid stripping the natural oils in her coat.
Like all mixed breed dogs, the Basset Bordeaux can be prone to health problems that are common in the parent breeds. These can include hip and elbow dysplasia, eye problems, and certain skin problems. However, a responsible breeder will take care to select healthy parents to minimize the risk of these problems.
What does this mixed breed look like?
As a hybrid of these two breeds, the Basset Bordeaux can inherit a variety of traits from each parent . These dogs can vary in size, but tend to be quite large and sturdy, weighing between 25-50 kg and having a shoulder height of 40-60 cm. They can combine the shorter, stronger appearance of the Dogue de Bordeaux with the longer ears and body of the Basset Hound. Their coat is usually short and smooth and can appear in different colors such as fawn, red or white with markings.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
A Basset Bordeaux is a cross between two popular dog breeds.
You can combine the shorter, stronger look of the Dogue de Bordeaux with the longer ears and body of the Basset Hound.
Being intelligent, playful and sometimes headstrong, a Basset Bordeaux needs regular training to exercise their minds and give them a clear structure and expectations.
These dogs do not need quite as much grooming. They also need regular nail care and dental care to keep them in good condition.
Yes, these dogs are usually very friendly and loving, which makes them ideal companions for children. It is important that children learn how to interact with a dog in a safe and respectful way before you bring them together.