Labrador Hound Mix

Labrador Hound Mix

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Why You Need To Own A Labrador Hound Mix

Let us be factual in this case; every dog lover would love to own a Labrador Hound mix dog. We cannot dispute that; this is because of the several packages of goodies that come with owning one.

The only problem is that they will not inherit equal traits from both parents and neither will they take half from each. The puppies take 90% traits of either of the parents. Predicting the genes of a cross-breed like the Labrador Hound mix is not just a walk in the park.

It is also necessary to realize that under the Labrador Hound mix dogs; there are two varieties of dogs which are the Bassador and the Labloodhound. There are the varieties that we are going to specialize on in this article. Here are some facts about the Bassador, the first breed under the Labrador Hound mix.

The Bassador

The Bassador is a cross-breed of the Labrador Retrievers and Basset Hounds. This means that the Bassador will have dominant genes of either of the two parents, considering that it cannot have half of each.

Personality Traits of the Bassador

Every breed of dogs has its own unique personality that makes it different from other breeds. The Bassador has several great personality traits that make it adorable and loved by many dog owners. Let us take a look at some of those personality traits.

  • Good natured
  • A good hunter
  • An independent thinker and a rambler
  • Can be stubborn in some instances but calm most of the time
  • Highly active
  • Friendly to the family members and other pets
  • Gets along quite well with children
  • Fast learners
  • At times they have a short concentration span and can be very stubborn

Physical Appearance of the Labrador Hound Mix (Bassador)

Serious dog owners always have the description of the looks of various dog breeds at their fingertips. The Bassador has some unique physical appearance traits that one should look out for to confirm that it is a Bassador. They include the following:

  • Very short in appearance but stocky
  • Its front legs turn inwards like those of its Basset parent
  • Has a weight ranging from 50 to 70 pounds

Where did the Bassador Come from?

Determining who deliberately bred the two parent breeds first is somehow impossible. Hybrids are a trend of the recent past. To understand the nature of the Bassador, we should look at the origin of the parents.

The Basset Hound is from France and is as a result of a mutation in St Hubert breeding which brought about a dwarfed hound. The primary purpose why they were bred this way was to make them perfect for hunting rabbits under the bush.

The Labrador Retriever originally hails from Newfoundland in Canada. He was bred to provide companionship and to be a working dog by assisting fishermen to retrieve fishing lines and fish. That was in the early 1700s.

Grooming Needs of the Bassador

The Bassador may have inherited some quite undesirable traits such as heavy shedding of fur from one of its parents. Regular grooming is important to maintain its fur in a good shape and to prevent knots from forming on its fur.

Training of a Bassador

The trainability of a Bassador can be described as average rather than excellent. Despite its active nature, it is still not easy to train a Bassador. Due to its weight and the length, it may be hard for it to follow your instructions as you train it. You will still be required to exercise it daily to maintain its shape.

If your Bassador has stronger genes from its Labrador parent, it will be intelligent and will always look forward to pleasing you, which will make her very easy to train. If it has inherited genes from the Basset Hound, a stubborn nature is likely to prevail, making it hard to train.

Important Facts You Should Know About the Health of Bassadors

  • Bassadors are prone to health problems inherited from both parents, the Labrador Retriever and the Basset Hound. By cross-breeding, a genetic diversity is created, and it may reduce the Bassador's chances of suffering from a disease inherited from any or both of the parents.
  • The generic diversity acquired from both parent makes it hard to make any predictions for the Bassador.
  • It is very hard to detect the inherited conditions in a growing puppy, and for that reason, you should get a breeder who has a reputation due to his expertise and breeds only the healthiest animals. They should verify that the parent dogs, as well as the grandparents, have been declared healthy and perfect for breeding after being scanned and found to be free of genetic defects. Always demand to see the certificates that show that both parents have the required traits for breeding. The certification should be from health registries such as the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.

Here Are Some Precautionary Facts About the Bassador

  • Always be ready to wipe the mouth of the Bassador after its meals because they drool way too much.
  • Bassadors are excellent at providing companionship, and so they will be indoors most of the time because they are used to staying close to their owners.
  • For Bassadors with long bodies, provide steps for them to use as they step on furniture to keep them from jumping on and off furniture. This may cause them injuries.

The Labloodhound

The Labloodhound is a hybrid of the Bloodhound and the Labrador Retriever parents. It inherits adorable as well as unadmirable traits from the parents. Its trait of friendliness, warmth and affection has been acquired from its Labrador Retriever parent while from its bloodhound parent it has inherited the trait of having a sharp sense of smell.

Appearance of the Labloodhound

It has a lot of skin on its upper back and around its neck. Its chest is deep, accompanied by muscular shoulders. The Labloodhound has a weight that ranges from 60 to 100 pounds. Its length reaches 22 inches on the minimum and 30 inches on the maximum.

This hybrid has ears that are longer than those of the Labrador Retrievers but a little bit shorter than those of the Bloodhound parent.

Personality of the Labloodhound

They are good at looking for things. Trust me; you will no longer worry about losing anything because your Labloodhound will always be more than willing to look for it on your behalf.

Your Labloodhound will always want to be around you and your family members because it needs to be shown affection. It does not like to be left alone, and due to this it always looks forward to meeting new people and making new friends.

Due to its good sense of smell, the Labloodhound is perfect to have as a companion during your hunting sprees.

Origin of the Labloodhound

The Labloodhound is a hybrid whose origin cannot be clearly determined. We can only get to know the history of its parents, the Labrador Retriever and the Bloodhound.

The Labrador Retriever originally hails from Newfoundland in Canada. He was bred to provide companionship and to be a working dog by assisting fishermen to retrieve fishing lines and fish. That was in the early 1700s.

There is a strong belief that the Bloodhound may have existed in the Mediterranean countries way before the Christian Era. Claudius Aelianus then noted the Bloodhound in the 3rd Century AD. He described it as the best dog at detecting scents and with determination to remain on the trail till it located the source of the scent.

Temperament of the Labloodhound

The Labloodhounds are gentle and kind, affectionate and even-tempered. These two traits make them perfect pets and family dogs. Their curiosity levels are quite high which means that you should watch it closely to keep it from straying away because they can get into serious problems. They have too much energy which makes them very active and playful. If you train your Labloodhound right from when they are puppies, they will retain their great habits until they are big. They will make the perfect pet for you.

Common Health Problems that a Labloodhound is Prone to

  • Labloodhounds are likely to inherit some skin allergies and infections from the Labrador Retriever
  • Another common problem for the Labloodhound hybrid is dysplasia which is an abnormal development at microscopic or macroscopic level. Make sure that you are keen to note any instance of discomfort in your dog's gaits
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes.
  • Eye infections
  • Ear infections

Grooming Needs for a Labloodhound

The Labloodhounds do not require too much grooming because they are not prolific shedders. Maintain its hygiene by giving it frequent baths, brush its teeth frequently considering that it is a chewer and give it an appropriate diet and this will take it a long way by preventing many health problems.

The body of a Labloodhound is lean, which can be termed as a perfect body which needs to be maintained. With its great metabolism, ensure that you give it adequate exercise for its fitness.

How Much Do I Need To Acquire A Bassador Or A Labloodhound?

Now that the two are not pure breeds, you will be lucky enough to purchase them at very fair prices, ranging from $300 to $600. The extra cost will be on maintenance because you will require to buy some toys for the dog, equipment for grooming it, paying for the visits to the vet and acquiring commercial food for your dog.

You Have Found the Perfect Pet to Suit Your Specifications

Considering that both the Labloodhound and Bassador are quite friendly to members of the household, strangers as well as other pets, they make perfect pets. Their ability to learn fast makes them easy to train. They desire to please their owner, and so you can engage them in your activities and still play fetch with them. They will easily and tirelessly comply.

Only if you adore the pet you choose, either the Bassador or the Labloodhound, then you will have no regrets for the pet choice you made.

    Helena Foster

    Hi there, I'm Helena, founder of PawsomeWorld. I'm a Veterinary Nurse and I love to share my knowledge to all dog owners. Together we'll make a better world for our dogs.

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