"This is our Bassett / Shar-Pei mix, Jed. He is approximately 3 years old and 45 pounds. Jed is a very loving and sometimes stubborn dog. He’s very intelligent and does well in his training classes. We rescued him from a shelter 1 year ago. He loves to go on walks and play with his toys. He gets along great with our other dog, Lucas (Great Dane)."
The Ba-Shar is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Basset Hound and the Shar-Pei. 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.
A wrinkly black Ba-Shar puppy at 6 weeks old (Basset Hound / Chinese Shar-Pei mix breed dog)
Ba-Shar puppies at 6 weeks old (Basset Hound / Chinese Shar-Pei mix breed dogs)
Ba-Shar puppy at 6 weeks old (Basset Hound / Chinese Shar-Pei mix breed dog)
Arthur the Basset / Shar-Pei mix (Walrus dog) at 1 year old—"Meet Arthur our walrus (Shar Pei/Basset). He loves to put on his bow tie and hit the dog park. Would be great if he and Bella could go on a date :)"
"Arthur with our new addition Annie the Walrus puppy!"
Angus the Basset / Shar-Pei mix (Ba-Shar) puppy at 8 weeks old
"Angus and Abby (the two Ba-Shars) were together for a weekend visit. We took a picture of the two of them, brother and sister all grown up! Hope you enjoy how well they are developing—they are now 2 1/2 years old, and full of fun and energy! (Angus is on the left, Abby is on the right.)"
This is Abby, Angus's twin sister. Her owner says,"She is, as he is, also a Shar-Pei / Basset mix. These dogs are smart, very affectionate, and have a great sense of humor. They can be stubborn occasionally, such as when you're trying to stop them from chasing a rabbit! I wish the breed could be made 'official'—they are fabulous companions, and a great size, not too small, not too big. The range is 31-40 pounds. Abby thinks she's a Lab, and acts just like one!"
Mr Darcy the Shar-Pei x Basset Hound (Ba-Shar) puppy at 9 weeks old—His mum is a tricolour Basset Hound and his dad a lilac Shar-Pei. At the moment he has short legs and wide shoulders like a Basset. He is a little long in the body, but not overly. He has a very typical Shar-Pei face with eyes, muzzle and ears all typical of a Shar-Pei. He sits to eat (very much like my Basset Hound!) but has been quickly housetrained (unlike a Basset but very much like the cleanliness of a Shar-Pei!)"
Princess the Ba-Shar puppy (Basset Hound / Shar-Pei mix breed dog) at about 13 weeks old has black patches on his tongue—"She loves to sink her sharp little fangs into anything she can get hold of. This includes everyone’s ankles that get near."