Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Bassador

Basset Hound / Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

The back right side of a red Bassador that is laying on a tweed couch and it is looking forward.

"This is Ollie. He is a Basset Hound / Labrador Retriever mix. Ollie’s parents were both purebreds and neither owner wanted the mix so we gave him a home. He is a very loving dog and is wonderful around people, especially the elderly and children. He’s very gentle when he needs to be and volunteers at nursing homes as a pets on wheels dog. On the other hand, he’s also very stubborn and likes things to be on his terms. By this I mean if you want him to come inside, he’ll wait until he’s ready, If you call his name he'll act like he doesn't here you. He likes the water but isn't much of a swimmer with his little legs. He loves to retrieve!! He has a great nose and can smell absolutely everything. He loves walks but also just likes running in the fenced-in yard. His energy level isn't as high as a Lab, but more like a Basset Hound. He also has a basset hound bark! He is very food driven when it comes to training, that’s one way you’re guaranteed he’s going to listen to you. Ollie really doesn't have any bad habits, he’s the best dog I've ever had and I’d recommend his mix to anyone who is looking for a good companion for themselves or another animal."

Other Names
  • Basset Lab
  • Bassetdor
Description

The Bassador is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Basset Hound and the Labrador Retriever. 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

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

A red Bassador is wearing a blue sweater and sitting on a carpet

Ollie the Bassador at about 2 years old

The right side of a red Bassador puppy that is wearing a green jacket with 6 buttons and sitting on a carpet in front of a person

Ollie the Bassador as a puppy

The left side of a tan Basset Hound/Labrador Retriever mix puppy that is sleeping on a couch and on top of a pink pillow and green blanket.The left side of a tan Basset Hound/Labrador Retriever mix that is laying its head against a white pillow on a bed.

"Ollie as a 9-week-old puppy (left) and Ollie as an 11-month-old dog (right)—here is a picture of my dog Ollie. He is a Basset Hound / Labrador Retriever mix. My fiancé and I came across Ollie one day at a small animal pet store. Someone had dropped him and his brother off that morning because they didn't want mixed-breed dogs. Well, we couldn't resist him. Ollie was the bigger of the two; he was very alert and so calm. When I picked him up he sighed in my arms. We went home to think about it and the following day we picked him up. His brother was adopted the next day. Ollie was 2 months when we found him and now he is almost 11 months old. He is the best combination of a Basset Hound and a Lab I've ever seen. He is so good with children and other animals; I have a few nieces and nephews varying in age from 5 to 11 and he's their best friend when we take him back home (PA). He gets along well with my two cats, although he does chase and hunt them through the house but would never harm them. He's got a nose on him that can smell absolutely everything. He weighs about 47 pounds and his stature favors that of a Basset Hound. Ollie is very stubborn at times. We can't take him outside without a leash because he smells something and runs the opposite way, but if we're in an open field or a large area he'll tend to stay closer to us. He's started chewing lately, on pretty much everything he can get his mouth on but he's sharp so with a little reprimanding he should be okay. Potty training wasn't that bad except he wasn't very vocal when he wanted to go outside. So we decided to put a cow bell on the door and now he rings it every time he has to go outside."

Topdown view of a black Bassador that is standing on a hardwood floor

Mascot the 4-year-old Basset Hound and black Lab mix (Bassador)

The front right side of a black Bassador that is sitting near a christmas tree and it has a rawhide dog bone in its mouth

Mascot the 4-year-old Basset Hound and black Lab mix (Bassador)

A black Bassador is laying on grass that is covered in yellow leaves

Brody the Basset Hound and Labrador mix at 8 months old

The front left side of a black Bassador that is sitting under a table with dirt on its face

Brody the Basset Hound and Labrador mix at 8 months old

The left side of a black Bassador that is laying on its back, on a couch, on top of a blanket

Brody the Basset Hound and Labrador mix at about 2 years old sleeping on the couch

The left side of a black Bassador puppy that is sitting across a carpet in front of a dog bone

Brody the Basset Hound and Labrador mix as a puppy

The front right side of a black Bassador that is sitting on a lawn chair in a driveway

"This is Kash my 8 month old Basset Hound and Labrador Retriever mix. His mother is full blooded Basset and his dad is a chocolate Lab. He is full of energy like a Lab but clumsy like a Basset. He loves kids and attention. He is happy to have a good bone to chew and someone to scratch him behind his big ol long ears."

The front right side of a black Bassador that is sitting on a lawn chair in a driveway with its eyes closed and it is leaning forward.

Kash the Bassador at 8 months old

The left side of a Bassador that is laying down on its side, in a lawn chair.

Kash the Bassador at 8 months old

A black Bassador is laying down on its side, on a lawn chair and it is looking forward.

Kash the Bassador at 8 months old

A black Bassador, with its mouth open and tongue out, is sitting on a carpet next to a couch.

Rocky the Bassador at 2 years old—"Rocky is half Basset Hound half Labrador. He is a great dog, very motherly, loves cats, and people, chews up everything that is not nailed down and loves to sing."

The front right side of a black Bassador that is sitting on a carpet with his eyes closed and the camera flash reflecting off of its collar

Rocky the Bassador at 2 years old

A black Bassador is walking on sand with its mouth open and its snout is covered in sand

Jake the Bassador at 2 years old on the beach—"This is Jake our very loveable, sweet, handsome boy! Jake loves to hunt, fish, and play with his toys. We adopted Jake from our local shelter at age 10 months. He has truley become our best friend and companion. We love you little boy!"

The right side of a black Bassador tha is laying on a bench of a boat with a fishing rod in between its front paws.

Jake the Bassador at 2 years old gone fishing

Close Up - The front right side of a black Bassador that is laying across a bed and it is looking forward.

Jake the Bassador at 2 years old

A black with white Bassador is sitting on a floor, in front of a Christmas tree and next to a person

Jake the Bassador at 2 years old