Basset Shepherd:Basset Hound and German Shepherd Mix

Hybrid Breed

Basset Hound + German Shepherd


Basset Shepherd: A unique blend of Basset Hound and German Shepherd Dog.

The Basset Shepherd is a fascinating cross between the charming Basset Hound and the versatile German Shepherd.

The Basset Hound originated in France and was originally bred for hunting small game. Its distinctive appearance, with its long ears and sad expression, has made it a popular companion dog. The German Shepherd, on the other hand, originated in Germany and is known for its versatility and intelligence. It is often used as a working dog in fields such as protection, police work and rescue services.

Suitability and attitude

The Basset Shepherd is a unique blend of the Basset Hound and the German Shepherd. With their friendly nature, intelligence and versatility, they make loyal and loving companions. If you're looking for a dog that appreciates both relaxed moments and active pursuits, the Basset Shepherd could be the right choice for you. Remember, when adopting or buying a dog, always use reputable breeders or shelters to ensure you get a healthy and well-socialized dog.

Alternate Name -
Origin France - Germany
Life expectancy 9 - 13 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level low - high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Basset Shepherd.

The Basset Shepherd is an intelligent, loyal, and loving dog that does well in an active family or with individuals experienced in dog training. They often have the stocky build of the Basset Hound with the long ears and prominent face. Their size is usually between the Basset Hound and the German Shepherd.

The Basset Shepherd is known for its friendliness, patience and strong bond with its owners. They are often well-balanced dogs that enjoy quiet snuggles as well as active walks. Because of their intelligence and love of work, they may also be suitable for various dog sports and activities such as obedience training, agility, or nose work.

Care and health maintenance

The coat of the Basset Shepherd can vary depending on heredity. It can be short and dense like the German Shepherd or smooth and slightly longer like the Basset Hound. Regular brushing is important to keep the coat clean and free of tangles. The ears should also be checked and cleaned regularly to prevent possible infections.

In terms of health, the Basset Shepherd can be susceptible to certain genetic conditions of both breeds. These include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and eye problems. It is advisable that potential owners ensure that the breeding parents have been tested for genetic health problems.

A Basset Shepherd is a fascinating blend of the charming Basset Hound and the distinctive German Shepherd. Their appearance combines characteristics of both breeds to create a unique combination.

The Basset Shepherd usually has the stocky build of the Basset Hound with short legs, a broad chest, and a strong stature. Their head is often proportionate to their body and can have characteristics of both the Basset Hound and the German Shepherd.

The Basset Shepherd's ears are usually long and drooping like the Basset Hound, while their facial expression is often friendly and alert. Their eyes are usually medium in size and have an alert expression. The coat of the Basset Shepherd can vary depending on which breed they inherited more from. It can be short and dense like the German Shepherd or smooth and slightly longer like the Basset Hound.

In terms of colors, they are often found in different combinations. They can have a variety of colors including black, brown, white, yellow or a combination of these. It is also possible for them to inherit characteristics such as spots or markings from both parents.

Fur length short - long
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Standing Ears
Tail short - fanned out
Anatomy massive, hefty, massive, strong
Size ♀ 53 - 63 cm
Weight ♀ 25 - 41 kg
Size ♂ 53 - 63 cm
Weight ♂ 25 - 41 kg
Suitable For -
  • Overweight

    Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!

  • Disc problems

    Herniated disc in dogs (discopathy). Herniated discs or dachshund paralysis cause dogs severe pain.

  • The Basset Shepherd has an average height of 53 to 63 centimeters.

  • This mongrel is known for its friendly and lively personality, but it can also be jealous and territorial.

  • A Basset Shepherd needs regular, balanced meals and regular brushing to keep his coat in good condition. He also needs regular exercise to stay healthy and happy.

  • The Basset Shepherd is prone to progressive eye failure, hip dysplasia, allergies and neurological problems.

  • This mix is a very intelligent animal and willing to learn, so it is important to train him properly. regular training and socializing is the key to get his attention and avoid trouble.

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