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Bassador Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Bassador so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Bassador have?
BasadorBasset LabBassetdor
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Bassador Size and Weight

Is a Bassador small, medium or large dog?

How big do Bassador get?

What is the average size of a Bassador?

How much does the Bassador weigh? How much should a Bassador weight? What is the normal weight of a Bassador? How much does a full-grown Bassador weight?
45-70 pounds (20-32 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Bassador?
57.5 pounds (26 kg)
How tall is the Bassador? Bassador height:
13-20 inches (33-51 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Bassador?
16.5 inches (42 cm)

Bassador Price and Availability

How much does the Bassador puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Bassador in the United States? How much money is a Bassador?

Where to buy a Bassador with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Bassador, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Bassador for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bassador gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Bassador? How many Bassador are there in the world?
Average: The Bassador is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Bassador Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Bassador? Is the Bassador breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Bassador ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Are Bassador dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Bassador?
Bassador dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Watchdog Ability
Is Bassador good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Bassador dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Bassador dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Bassador dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.

Bassador Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Bassador have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Bassador sensitivity:
Bassador dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Bassador a good family dog?
Average: Bassador dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Basador need? Bassador social needs:
Bassador dogs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Bassador to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Bassador roam?
Bassador dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Bassador have high prey drive?
Bassador dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Bassador dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.

Bassador Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
Average: Bassadors, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Do Bassador dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Basador bark?
Average: The Bassador barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Apartment Friendly
Is Bassador good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Bassador in an apartment?
It is not recommended to keep the Bassador breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Bassador indoors by introducing daily routines.

Bassador Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Bassador dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Bassador be left alone? How long can you leave a Bassador alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.

Bassador Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Bassador has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Bassador? How much bite force does a Bassador have? How strong is a Bassador bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bassador bite force: Ordinary. Bite force Bassador measurements typically fall within the range of 200 to 400 PSI. The bite force of a Bassador is considered ordinary when compared to other dog breeds, but it is still quite powerful. This Bassador bite force PSI can cause bite wounds. Bassador bite PSI is not something that should be feared if the dog is well-trained and managed. To avoid any issues, it's essential to learn how to train a Bassador puppy not to bite from an early age.

The Bassador, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

In conclusion, while the Bassador bite force is certainly an interesting aspect of the breed, it is important not to let it overshadow the many other reasons why these dogs are so loved and respected. With proper training and socialization, a Bassador can be a loyal and protective companion for your family.

Biting Potential
Do Bassador bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Basador? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Bassador? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Bassador has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Bassador do?
Bassador dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Bassador dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Bassador Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Bassador dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Bassador is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Bassador breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Bassador breed? Most common health risks of Bassador:
Hip Dysplasia Back IssuesGlaucomaBloat
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Bassador breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Bassador see the vet?
The Bassador should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Bassador dogs live? How old can a Bassador be? What is the age limit of the Bassador? How many years can the oldest Bassador live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Bassador?

How long is the lifespan of a Bassador?

10-12 years
The average lifespan of Bassador: 11 years
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.

Bassador Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Bassador have? What is the activity level of the Bassador?
Bassador dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Bassador need? How much exercise do Bassador dogs require per day?

Do Bassador dogs need a lot of exercises?

Bassador dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Bassador breed need?
Bassador dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.

Bassador Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Bassador need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Bassador breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Bassador? How much food should I feed my Bassador?
4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Bassador risk for obesity:
Average: The Bassador has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Bassador weight regularly.

Bassador Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Bassador have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Bassador coats?
Black White BrownYellowWhite coat with patches of black, brown, or yellow.
How to groom the Bassador and how often? How often should I take my Bassador to the groomer?
Average: The Bassador requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Bassador, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Bassador dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Basador? Do Bassador dogs shed a lot?
Bassador dogs are heavy shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Be prepared for the daily vacuum cleaning. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Bassador need a bath? How often should you give a Bassador a bath? Can I bathe my Bassador every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Is the Bassador breed hypoallergenic?
Bassador dogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Bassador dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?


The Bassador has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Bassador drool?
The Bassador drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Bassador.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Bassador Good With

Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Bassador dogs get along with other pets? Are Bassador dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Bassador dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Bassador temperament with other people:
Bassador dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Bassador dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Bassador temperament with children:
Bassador dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Bassador dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Bassador breed live with a cat?
Bassador dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Bassador good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Bassador dogs get along with other dogs?
Bassador dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Bassador breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Bassador breed suitable for first-time owners?
Bassador dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Bassador dogs good office canines? Do Bassador dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Bassador is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Bassador dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Basador temperament with senior people? Are Bassador dogs good for elderly owners?
Bassadors are commonly okay with elderly people.

Bassador As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Bassador be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Bassador is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Bassador be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Bassador be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Bassador is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Bassador be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Bassador is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Bassador be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Bassador is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Bassador be a boat dog?

Not really

Bassador breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Bassador be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Bassador is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Bassador dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Bassador Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Bassador pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Bassador breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Bassador: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Bassador have in a litter? How many puppies can the Bassador breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Bassador have? How many puppies can a Bassador give birth to?
6-10 puppies

Bassador Recognition

AKC Group
Is Bassador recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Bassador recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Bassador breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Bassador Pros and Cons

  • Hypoallergenic: Bassador dogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Mouthiness: Bassador dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Office Friendly: Bassador is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Good For First Time Owners: Bassador dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Bassador breed in the home.
  • Shedding Level: Bassador dogs are heavy shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Bassador drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Cat Friendly: Bassador dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.

Bassador History

The Bassador is a hybrid dog breed, which can trace its origins back to the end of the 20th century, in the United States of America. The trend of creating new hybrid breeds began around the middle of the 20th century, in North America and in Canada, with crossbreeding purebred dogs with each other, with the intention of creating new breeds. These designer dogs received a loving welcome and became an instant hit because they usually inherited the best and most desirable qualities and traits of the parent breeds while eliminating most of the hereditary health issues. Unfortunately, this popularity does not mean, that we are certain about every detail of these designer breed’s ancestry, and the intention which led the breeder to create these dogs.

The Bassador also goes by several other names, such as Bassetdor or Basset Lab. The Bassador is a result of cross-breeding the Labrador Retriever with the Basset Hound. Even though the first official mating between the parent breeds happened during the late 20th century, it is possible that Basset Hound and Labrador Retriever crosses were existing even before that, due to natural mating. Initially, breeders’ main goal was to eliminate the two-parent breeds’ health issues, while amplifying their desirable traits and characteristics. However, according to some people, the Bassador is a controversial breed, for the very same reason. A few of the Bassador puppies can inherit their parent breeds’ every possible health risk category, which makes their overall well-being and expected life span very unpredictable.

In order to have a better understanding of the reasons why breeders started to mix these two breeds, we should delve deeper into their histories. On the one side, the Labrador Retriever is originated from Newfoundland and goes as far back as the early 18th century. Previously, the breed was known as Saint John’s Water Dog, and the dogs’ purpose was to help the fishermen move the giant and heavy nets and to catch the control the vermin population at the ports. Later, the breed was re-named after the Labrador Sea nearby, where the breeding’s last stage was thought to have taken place. According to the experts’ opinion, the Labrador Retriever was brought to England in the 1820s, where the dogs were further developed to be skilled retrievers and hunting companions. Unfortunately, it was pushed to the edge of extinction towards the end of the 19th century in their native lands. Nevertheless, during the 1920s, the breed got to the United States of America, where it gained popularity instantly. Nowadays, the breed is considered to be one of the most popular breeds of all time. They are versatile, intelligent, funny, all in all, the perfect breed for most. On the other side, the Basset Hound is a French hunting breed, which existed for hundreds of years, furthermore, it is thought that the Basset Hound was the first breed to have been developed solely for the reason of hunting smaller game like rabbits, through dense foliage, using their superior sense of smell. The Basset Hound had a dramatic change during the 19th century, when they were brought to Britain, and crossed with other hound breeds.

Even though both of the Bassador’s parent breeds are recognized by the major kennel clubs, for the reason that the Bassador still lacks homogeneity and a breed standard, it has not been registered yet, just with the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, Inc., and International Designer Canine Registry. The Bassador is not the most popular hybrid breed, but it has a great number of fanciers all over the world.

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