The Bassug is a cross between the Basset Hound dog and the Pug. These are sturdy little dogs and are known for their cute, serious looks, and family-oriented attitude. Like their pug parents, their large, round head is often marked with facial wrinkles found around their round, dark eyes, black, short muzzle. They have long, floppy ears, hanging down their cheeks, which is very similar to their hound parent. They have a long tail, while their small but stout body rests on short, hardy legs. The availability of these dogs is easy. Because of their size and lovable nature, they make perfect family dogs, and are good for both apartments and big houses.
|Also known as||Puggle Hound, Basset Hound Pug Mix|
|Colors||White, Cream, Brown, Black, Black and Tan|
|Type||Companion dog, designer dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Lifespan/Expectancy||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||12-20 pounds (for full grown male and female)|
|Height (size)||Small to Medium|
|Personality Traits||Intelligent, sweet, friendly, affectionate, playful|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA, IDCR, DDKC|
With both of their originating breeds being very friendly, the bassugs are extremely affectionate, gentle and lovable, and you will witness their affection in their eyes, when they look at you. This dog is always busy pleasing the owner and its family. This is a very social breed and needs time with people for staying happy since they thrive on interaction with humans. They are smart, intelligent, and patient dogs that would spend quality time with children, and be tolerant to strangers and other fellow pets in its family, including other dogs.
Many of them have a spirit of mischief, and would display independent behavior and try perusing their own goals, but they are not practically obstinate. But they are highly trainable dogs, and would look forward to getting your attention, thus making them a great companion dog as well.
These canids might also show lazy attitude from time to time, if you would allow them to be so. In fact, they hate being left alone for long periods of time, which might eventually bore them and might even provoke them being destructive. They are playful, and constant boredom or seclusion might motivate them to search for ways of entertainment, and they might end up considering your things to be their toys to ‘play’. The bassuggs prefer a warm climate, and are more active in such weathers.
Being intelligent and ready to please, it is needless to say that, the bassuggs would pick up training effortlessly. However, because some can be lazy, it is your duty as a responsible owner to make sure that you keep your dog motivated and interested while training. Crate training, housebreaking, obedience, and socialization training by helping them mix with other dogs and pets, as also your neighbors or friends, become easy when they are still puppies.
Begin your training sessions soon after you bring your puppy home from your breeders, or adopt them from any rescue. But act as its ‘pack leader’ and be a consistent trainer from the very beginning. Though, this is not really a problem when your dog is a bassugg since this breed of dogs typically do not have any intention at all to dominate their owners. However, they would respond readily and most effectively to their owners’ calm firmness.
Begin your own reward system by rewarding your little one as and when they succeed in learning something new. Be it praises, be it tapping its back, or giving it a snack, rewarding would work much faster.
Feed your growing puppy with enough protein and all the regular nutrition the other dogs of its size and energy level need. If you are not cooking your dog’s diet, give your dog the best quality food available in the dog store.