Facts & Origin
Origin and history
The Rottie Basset, also known as the Basset Hound and Rottweiler mix, is a cross between a purebred Basset Hound and a Rottweiler. The exact origin of this mixed breed dog is not documented, as it comes from the younger generation of designer dogs. However, we can provide information about its roots through the parent breeds. The Basset Hound originated in France and was originally used for hunting, while the Rottweiler originated in Germany and was considered a working dog.
Suitability and attitude
The Rottie Basset is ideally suited for families, as he has both a great protective instinct, but is also loving and patient with children. He needs daily exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy and happy.
It is important to note that each mixed breed dog is unique and therefore may vary in temperament and behavior. Still, with proper socialization and training, the Rottie Basset can be a great addition to any family. His loyalty and protective instincts are inherited from the Rottweiler, while his patient and loving nature comes from the Basset Hound.
|Origin||France - Germany|
|Life expectancy||8 - 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
Character and nature
The Rottie Basset is especially characterized by its loyalty and friendliness. The temperament is a mixture of the calm, easy-going character of the Basset Hound and the protective instinct of the Rottweiler.
- Rottie Bassets are loyal and devoted family dogs that get along well with children.
- They are commonly described as calm and even-tempered, but can also show a determined and courageous side - a trait they inherited from the Rottweiler.
Training and Exercise
From the Basset Hound, the Rottie Basset inherits a certain stubbornness that can sometimes make training challenging. Reward-based methods are effective here to motivate these fun, intelligent dogs.
Despite their relatively low energy levels, Rottie Bassets need regular exercise to stay healthy. It is recommended that they be taken out for daily walks.
Grooming and health
This medium-sized dog requires weekly brushing and occasional bathing to stay clean and healthy. Due to its Rottweiler ancestry, the Rottie Basset can be prone to obesity, so a balanced diet and regular exercise are important.
In terms of health, Rottie Basset dogs tend to be healthy. However, like all mixed breed dogs, they can suffer from the health conditions that are common in the parent breeds. These include hip dysplasia and eye problems.
However, a reputable breeder will have given the parent dogs appropriate health tests to minimize the risk of hereditary diseases. Regular vet checks are essential to keep your four-legged friend healthy and happy.
Breeding the Rottie Basset
Regarding breeding the Rottie Basset, it is important to note that this should be a conscientious process that must be done with care and responsibility . Since both parent breeds have potential for serious health problems, it is important that the breeder performs a health test and uses only the healthiest dogs for breeding.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Rottie Basset is a charming and powerful hybrid breed that is characterized by its friendly nature and robust appearance.
He inherits traits from both parent breeds. With its elongated shape like the Basset Hound and the powerful body of the Rottweiler, it is often a particularly fascinating sight. The head of this mixed breed is usually broad and has medium sized, low set drooping ears. Therefore, regular ear checks are advised to prevent infections.
The coat of the Rottie Basset is short and dense, with dominant color tones of black, brown and white, often in a mixture reminiscent of the Rottweiler.
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.
Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.
In some breeds, joint damage can occur later in life, affecting the musculoskeletal system.
The general temperament traits of this mixed breed are: Friendly, loyal, calm and intelligent.
The life expectancy is 10 to 15 years.
These mixed breeds usually have a smooth, thicker coat that needs occasional brushing once a week.
Rottie Bassets respond best to positive reinforcement and training that is started early and requires a lot of patience and consistency.