"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?!"
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.
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.
Tzu Basset puppies at 4 months old—(left) male puppy with Basset coat (right) female puppy with Shih Tzu coat
Female Tzu Basset puppy at 4 months old
Male Tzu Basset puppy at 4 months old