Facts & Origin
Bassmatian (Basset Hound and Dalmatian mix)
The Bassmatian is an interesting and unique cross between the gentle and relaxed Basset Hound and the lively and charismatic Dalmatian. While the Basset Hound was originally used in France for tracking, the Dalmatian originated in Croatia and was used for a variety of tasks such as guard dogs and cart dogs. This cross makes an excellent family and companion dog that brings both friendliness and energy.
Suitability and attitude
A Bassmatian can do well in a variety of living situations, including apartments, as long as they get enough exercise. They can fit well in families with children and other pets, as long as proper socialization has taken place. Their friendly nature and need for moderate activity make them a great companion dog for families, active individuals, and seniors.
|Origin||France - Croatia|
|Life expectancy||10 - 13 years|
|Activity level||low - average to high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
From the Basset Hound, the Bassmatian often inherits its calm and gentle nature. They are friendly, good-natured, and tend to get along well with children and other pets. From the Dalmatian, on the other hand, they may inherit their energy and playfulness. Bassmatians are usually intelligent and curious, which makes them good candidates for various types of training and obedience classes.
In summary, the Bassmatian is a lively and loving mixed breed dog that works well as both an active companion and a relaxed family pet. With proper care, love and attention, this versatile dog will be a valuable part of any family.
Grooming and health
Bassmatians have a short, dense coat that requires minimal grooming - regular brushing should be enough to keep it clean and healthy.
In terms of health, Bassmatians can be susceptible to some of the health problems found in their parent breeds, such as hip and elbow dysplasia, eye problems, and certain skin conditions. Regular veterinary care and a balanced diet are important to minimize these risks and ensure that the Bassmatian lives a long and healthy life.
What does this mixed breed look like?
A Bassmatian is a medium-sized dog that has the unique characteristics of both parents. They can reach a weight between 20 and 30 kilograms and a height between 30 and 60 centimeters. Their coat is short and dense and can have a variety of colors and patterns, with the Dalmatian's characteristic black or liver patches appearing frequently. They often have the longer ears and deeper body of the Basset Hound, combined with the slimmer build of the Dalmatian.
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.
Can occur in a number of breeds, regardless of genetic makeup.
Often occurs in old age.
The Bassmatian is an intelligent, persistent and playful hybrid breed with a strong hunting instinct and the ability to learn and follow directions quickly.
A bassmatian can live between 10 to 15 years.
They can be prone to joint disease, eye disease, ear infections, eye disease and allergies.
Mostly bassmatians grow to medium size.
Since the Bassmatian has a short coat, it requires minimal grooming. Occasional brushing and bathing is sufficient. Regular trimming of the coat is also necessary to prevent shag from forming.