Ba-Shar: Shar-Pei Basset Hound Mix

Ba-Shar: Shar-Pei Basset Hound MixThe Ba-Shar is an interesting dog breed which is a mix between a basset hound and a Chinese shar-pei.  This is a hybrid designer breed so this breed was made based of popularity of the basset hound and the Chinese shar-pei. This is a bigger size dog breed and this breed gets that from his parent the basset hound.  This breed’s origin is found here in North America. Remember when looking up information about this dog that they can also be called a Sharp Asset so if you need additional information try looking there.

Ba-Shar’s Size:
The height and weight of the Ba-Shar can vary depending on the traits they inherit. Typically the Ba-Shar can have an average height between 10-13 inches which after the dog turns a year old her should be around knee height compared to you. The average weight that you can expect from this breed will vary from 30-50 pounds but sometimes you can get a few that can end up around 60 pounds. That should be this breed’s max weight.  Sometimes the females will actually weigh more than the male dogs.

Shar-Pei Basset Hound Mix Personality:
The personality of this breed is one of the best! The Ba-Shar is a very smart intelligent dog. This dog is very good at listening to their owners and they can understand and process what their owner tells them to do.  This breed is very affectionate to adults and even small children. They are a great companion to have around and they kind of just go with the flow. They can be lazy sometimes but hey everyone can be like that! This breed can be very clingy, they always have to be following you around and staying by your side. That can be a good and bad thing!

Ba-Shar’s Temperament:
Temperament as you know can be affected by many different things such as how they were raised to how they are treated. Usually the temperament of the Ba-Shar is very good. This breed is very affectionate and loving to their owners and children! They are very smart and great at listening to what they are told. Just to warn you this breed can get mad if left alone for too long of time; they love to be around their owners so try to have a friend for them to play with. So this breed can have a stubborn side sometimes but everyone does.

Ba-Shar’s Coat:
So the Ba-Shar is going to have a body low to the ground and a hippo head which is a nickname usually given to the basset hound but this breed will have that trait as well. The coat of this breed will be very dense and rough to the touch. The hair will be short and wiry and also be water repellent s trait they get from their parent the basset hound. The coat can come in many different colors; the most common are black, brown, golden and white. They also can come in chocolate, cream, dark brown, light brown, and fawn.

Basset Shar-Pei Mix Grooming:
All breeds need to have some sort grooming weekly or bi-weekly.  The Ba-Shar will need to be groomed bi-weekly to keep up on their coat and skin. This breed should really be brushed once a week to keep their coat clean of loose hairs and to keep them off your furniture this will keep shedding low and off of the floor and furniture. The teeth of the Ba-Shar can be brushed bi weekly to keep them clean and free of tar build up. The nails of this breed should be cut when they start looking long. The nails are slow growing so this is probably something that has to be done bi-weekly as well.

Ba-Shar Health Issues:
No one wants to wish health issues on their pet but sometimes genetics plays a role. I’m going to list some health issues that this breed can get so just be aware when buying this breed.

Hypothyroidism: This is when the thyroid gland will not produce enough thyroid hormone so your dog’s glands might cramp up. This is common in most dogs but the Ba-Shar could get this health issue.

Swollen Hock Syndrome: This something that the Shar Pei’s usually gets but since this is a crossbreed the Ba-Shar can get this and it’s a condition when the dog will get recurring fevers.

Patellar Luxation: This condition is extremely common in the dog breeds we review. This is where the kneecap slips in and out of place.

Bloat: this is very common with most small dogs; they get to bloated and their stomach will rotate or twist itself causing pain.

Cancer: This is now a common health issue for all dogs now. Just try to keep your dogs in the shade and take good care of them. There is nothing you can do to prevent this.

Ba-Shar Exercise:
Exercise is very important for all living things! The Ba-Shar loves to go on walks and this dog will play for hours if you let them. They love to run around with other dogs and play tug of war! Try to get them outside at a dog park because they are very good with other dogs and children. The Ba-shar is a chewer so try to get them some good chew toys to play with while outside.

Shar-Pei Basset Hound Mix Training:
You need to always start off training a dog at a very early age because this will help their brain development and promote happy training for the rest of their lives. This breed is very intelligent so remember they will learn very fast what you try to teach them.  Try to practice with you puppy every day to create a consistent routine for them.

Ba-Shar Feeding:
This dog breed needs more food than typical dog breeds. It is a bigger dog so it will need to eat more food to keep their energy up.  The Ba-shar will typically eat up to 2.75 to 3 cups of dry food a day. It’s important to remember to give your dog a good quality of dog food. Some dog foods have been linked to causing cancer so be aware of what you put in your dog’s body.

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