Facts & Origin
Basston - Basset Hound and Boston Terrier mix
The Basston is a unique mix of the Basset Hound and the Boston Terrier. Both breeds have an interesting origin and history. The Basset Hound originated in France and was originally bred to hunt hares and rabbits. The Boston Terrier, on the other hand, originated in the United States and was bred as a companion dog. The combination of these two breeds results in the lovable Basston.
Suitability and use
The Basston is well suited for families and individuals looking for a friendly and loving companion dog. Because of his friendly nature, he can get along well with children and other pets. The Basston is a relatively active dog that enjoys walking and playing. However, he does not require as much exercise as some other breeds. He is also suitable for apartments as long as he gets enough exercise and mental stimulation.
|Origin||France - USA|
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 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 of the Basston
The Basston probably has a combination of the character traits of both parent breeds. He can be friendly, playful and sociable , similar to the Boston Terrier. At the same time, he may have some stubbornness and a good nose of the Basset Hound. The Basston is usually affectionate, intelligent and devoted. He enjoys the company of people and often makes a good family dog.
The Basston is a wonderful mix that combines the best of the Basset Hound and the Boston Terrier. With his friendly nature and charming appearance, he can be an enriching companion for families and individuals. Take care of his health with regular veterinary checkups and give him the attention and care he needs. Basston will delight you with his love and fun for life.
Health and care
The basset hound can be affected by potential health problems of both parent breeds. These include joint problems, eye problems, and respiratory problems. Regular veterinary examinations are important to keep track of his health. In terms of grooming, the Basston needs regular brushing to keep his coat clean and healthy. Also, pay attention to his ears as they can be prone to infections.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Basston is usually medium to large in size with short legs, like the Basset Hound. His body is compact and muscular, similar to the Boston Terrier. He has a strong jaw and a short muzzle. Its coat can be short to medium length and comes in a variety of colors, including black, brown, white and pied.
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.
Shortness of breath
Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
However, as the dog ages, this elasticity can be lost and completely inhibited by diseases such as spondylosis.
They have a fairly high activity level. They like long walks and occasional visits to the dog park.
An excellent diet for Basstons consists of high quality dry food as well as various fresh foods such as fruits and vegetables.
Yes, these dogs especially like cuddle time with their owners.
No, these mixed breeds are usually intelligent and easy to train. These mixed breeds respond well to consistency and rewards.
The life expectancy of the bass tone is between ten to fifteen years.