Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Tzu Basset

Basset Hound / Shih Tzu Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

Close up front view - Two Tzu Basset puppies are laying down on a couch and they are looking up and forward. One dog has a short coat and the other has a wiry looking longer coat. They both have drop ears and a lot of extra skin with black noses.

"These two are brother and sister from the same litter (the girl is the one with long hair!)! They both have the long BHasset ound body, yet short noses and the long floppy ears. The girl has a long coat, more like the Shih Tzu than the Basset. They have high-pitched barks, more so than most puppies. They are 4 months old in these pictures!! Aren't they cute?!"

Description

The Tzu Basset is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Basset Hound and the Shih Tzu. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Two Tzu Basset puppies are laying on a couch down the leg of a person in pink pajamas. One dog has a short tricolor coat and the other dog has a wiry looking coat. They have round wide brown eyes.

Tzu Basset puppies at 4 months old—the one in the back is the female who inherited the Shih Tzu coat. The pup in the front is the male who inherited the Basset coat.

Two Tzu Basset puppies, one with a short coat and one with a wiry coat, are standing on a couch and they are looking down over the edge.

Tzu Basset puppies at 4 months old—(left) male puppy with Basset coat (right) female puppy with Shih Tzu coat

Close up - A wiry looking brown with tan and white Tzu Basset puppy is climbing up on to a person's leg and it is looking up and to the left.

Female Tzu Basset puppy at 4 months old

Close up front view - A shorthaired, brown and white Tzu Basset puppy is standing on a couch against a person laying in front of it.

Male Tzu Basset puppy at 4 months old