The purebred Basset Hound is a short, winky cuddle-bug with a true Hound nose; it’s no surprise someone would want to create Basset Hound mixed breeds.
In this article, I’ll discuss the Basset Hound and 36 popular mixes you’re sure to fall in love with, along with some pros and cons.
If you’re out there searching for your next best friend, you just might find him here.
What is a Basset Hound?
The Basset Hound is a low-riding cutie who steals hearts with his melodious baying and droopy-eyed face.
This hound dog originated in France from a genetic mutation and became a prime hunting breed for French aristocrats to hunt small game.
They’re known for their gentle, laid-back personalities and their loyalty to their owners.
But they also have an array of health issues associated with their unique look. With this in mind, if you’re looking for either a healthier pup with some Basset qualities, you may spend a little less by considering Basset mixes.
Most popular and adorable Basset Hound mixes
So what happens when you mix an adorable breed like this with 36 others? Keep reading to find out!
1. Basset Hound and Beagle mix (AKA Bagle Hound)
The Beagle Basset Hound mix is a playful, intelligent, and loyal pooch that are suitable family pets, even those with kids.
If you’re looking for a hunting companion, this hybrid has a super nose that won’t fail you when tracking long scent trails.
They’re moderate shedders that can be extremely talkative, though. Is that something you’re okay with?
A Basset Hound and Labrador Retriever crossbreed mostly resemble the Labrador but in a shorter, stockier version.
Their high-alert barking makes them excellent guard dogs, and their fun, friendly personalities make them even better family pups.
3. Corgi Basset
A Welsh Corgi and a Basset Hound cross are double the long, short cuteness! Corgi Bassets are more wary around strangers.
It takes them longer (obviously pun intended) to warm up. But, they have a lot of love to give their families and owners!
4. Basset Retriever
Half Golden Retriever and half Basset Hound, this is certainly your jack-of-all-trades Basset mix!
These pups are always ready for a Netflix-and-chill night, or a long day of hiking, jogging, walking, or swimming– they want what you want.
They’re also great family dogs as they cohabitate well with both children and other pets! Basset Retrievers are also highly intelligent and eager to please, so they’re easily trainable.
The Basschshund is what happens when you mix two short, long dogs: the Dachshund and the Basset Hound. These pups are super friendly and great with children, which means they’re a solid choice for families.
They have the Dachshund’s big, round puppy eyes with a dark nose and lips. Basschshunds have floppy ears that need to be cleaned regularly.
They make excellent guard dogs but are stubborn in nature, thanks to both parents. This means you need a little extra patience when training.
“-Oodles” of cuteness, the Bassetoodle is a Basset Hound, Poodle mix. They are highly intelligent and loyal. They love their humans and are susceptible to separation anxiety if left alone for too long.
They long to please their owners, even though they have a stubborn streak that could make training difficult. You’ll need to make training sessions challenging enough to keep them engaged.
This is a hybrid of two vastly different-looking breeds, the Basset Hound and the Dalmatian. The Bassamation adopts the Dalmation’s charming black spots and the Basset’s short and stout build.
They are gentle and loyal in nature, with a mix of goofy and charming personality. They’re great with kids and can be either calm or energetic depending on their mood.
This is a hybrid between the purebred Basset Hound and Shar-Pei. And the result is an affectionate, loyal pup great for both individuals and families.
Although they’re loyal to their owners, these pups can be wary of strangers. They adopt some personality traits of the Shar-Pei and are not the most social pups but are more headstrong and stubborn.
What they lack in energy, they make up for in loyalty. This is a super rare crossbreed whose price range is between $350 and $1,200.
9. Aussie Basset
No, the Aussie Basset is not a Basset Hound with an Australian accent– it’s actually a crossbreed between the Basset Hound and Australian Shepherd!
They’re generally very friendly and are easily trainable with positive reinforcement. Since Bassets are pack dogs, the Aussie Basset enjoys being around other pups as well as people.
They’ll want to spend as much time with you as possible!
10. Basset Shepherd
This is a Basset Hound German Shepherd mix. These dogs are highly intelligent and eager to work and please.
They tend to have the Basset Hound build and facial features and black-and-tan coloring of the German Shepherd.
The Basset Shepherd makes an excellent guard dog and loyal companion.
This mix requires more grooming needs than some of the above mentioned, as German Shepherds are high-shedding and need to be brushed daily and de-shed every week.
11. Hush Basset
This low-riding cutie is a mix between the Basset Hound and American Cocker Spaniel mix. They’re super affectionate to both people and other dogs and are great family pets.
These pups are easy-going and loving. Common coat colors include black, tan, red, black and white, and brown.
12. Bully Basset (Bullet)
The adorable Bullet dog is a Bulldog Basset Hound hybrid. These medium-sized cuties are perfect apartment-dwellers.
These pups are super outgoing and are sure to melt your heart with their friendly personalities. Still, they may be stubborn thanks to both parents’ tendencies. So, early training and patience are extremely important.
A Siberian Husky and Basset Hound mix, this pup has a unique look. (I can’t find anything on this breed right now.)
14. Rottie Basset (Bassetweiler, Rotthound)
If you know what a Rottweiler is, you’re probably thinking you can’t imagine a short, stubby version of such an intimidating, strong dog; but, you’ve found it!
The Rotthound is a Rottweiler Basset Hound mix. They often keep the black-and-tan look from its Rottweiler parent and low-riding bod from its Basset side.
They should be socialized at an early age considering Basset’s stubbornness and Rottweiler’s aggressive tendencies. Rottweilers have been used as police dogs, drug-sniffing dogs, and therapy pets.
Bassets have their roots in hunting. So as you can imagine, Rotthounds are super intelligent dogs and eager to please their owners.
Also known as a Pugglehound, the Bassug is a crossbreed between the Basset Hound and Pug, making for an adorable smushed-nose Basset mix.
These pups are relatively low maintenance considering their subtle grooming needs and desire to cuddle and relax for most of the day.
They don’t do well in extreme temperatures, so you might wary in hot and cold months.
16. Basset Heeler
The Blue Heeler Basset Hound mix is an active, intelligent guard dog. Their coats can be blue, blue mottled, blue speckled, or red.
They make excellent guard dogs thanks to their protective nature. Their lifespan is 10-15 years.
17. Bullbasset Mastiff
18. Boxer Basset (Boxset, Boxet, Basser)
This goofy, fun pup is a boxer basset hound mix. They make great family pets and are loyal and full of energy.
They can be tan and white, fawn, tricolored, brindle, multicolored, black, and brown. These pups can weigh 45-65 pounds and stand 16-19 inches.
19. Basset Bull
The Pitbull Basset Hound mix is a cross between two vastly different-looking dog breeds. Pitbull Basset offspring have a unique look of many potential combinations.
They’ll generally have short coats and compact bodies.
These dogs are pretty even-tempered but require early socialization and proper training to ensure they can be good family pets.
This is an American Eskimo and Basset Hound mix. Their coats can vary from coarse to long and silky, and their bodies mostly resemble the Bassets.
They’re extremely loving and great with children and other pets.
21. Basset Bluetick
Basset Hound Bluetick Coonhound mix, these hybrid pups weigh 40-80 pounds. Their lifespan is 11-13 years. They’re loyal, sociable, and highly intelligent.
The Basston is a Boston Terrier Basset Hound mix. These dogs weigh 20-40 pounds and stand 9-15 inches. They’re great with children and can adapt to many kinds of living situations.
These pups are super intelligent and friendly. Between the spunky, energetic Boston and the calm, nonchalant Basset, the Basston is the perfect mix!
This cutie is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Basset Hound mix. They inherit the low-riding body of its Basset parent with the long, droopy ears and irresistible puppy eyes of the Cavalier.
Their temperaments are laid back and gentle, which makes them excellent family pets. They’re social pups that desire your love and attention all day– get used to puppy kisses!
24. Chow Hound Basset (Chow Hound)
The Chow Hound is a Chow Chow and Basset Hound mix. Their fluffy yet sturdy appearance matches their friendly yet protective temperament.
They can be red, fawn, cream, brown, or brindle colored.
These pups are great apartment-dwellers, weighing 40-5 pounds and standing at 13-20 inches.
If you’re familiar with the Chow Chow temperament, you might be questioning this daring hybrid pup– for good reason.
This dog is not for first-time dog owners, as they may inherit the Chow parent’s protective or aggressive tendencies.
Breeds: Doberman Pinscher and Basset Hound mix
26. Bebasset Bordeaux
This is a 3-in-1: Beagle, Dogue de Bordeaux, and Basset Hound mix. These pups are large to giant size, 60-100 pounds, and 22-24 inches tall. Their lifespan is 10-13 years.
These dogs are loyal watchdogs who will be happiest if put to work. Their parent breeds are known for racing, hunting, military work, therapy service, and more.
They’re independent in nature so don’t need too much maintenance and would be perfect for a single person or family who could provide exercise and mental stimulation this gentle giant needs.
27. Basset Foxhound
Foxhound and Basset Hound mix: a sassy hybrid with a serious vocal range. The difference in parent breed appearance here means these pups can have a wide range of looks.
Their muzzles are often slimmer like the foxhound, and their bodies are often short like the Basset.
Their temperaments are sweet with a hint of tenaciousness. They will give you a run for your money.
28. Basset Jack
Part Jack Russell, part Basset, this hybrid pup will have a mix of traits from both polar opposite parents– energetic terriers who like to dig and run, and the gentle, laid-back personality of the Basset.
They’re generally very friendly pups, but one issue may be their tendency to bark excessively thanks to the Jack Russell parent.
You’ll have to keep your eye on these guys– their noses and tiny but quick legs could take them on a joyride if they catch a good scent!
These sweethearts are a relatively new hybrid dog that originated in the 2000s: half Lhasa Apso, half Basset.
They are a mix of a lap dog and a stocky couch potato. They’re loyal, eager to please, and easy to train. They will love you with all their heart. They’re generally short and long-bodied with an upright, curled tail.
Mini Schnauzer mix with Basset: these dogs get the gold medal for the coolest breed name.
They have a stunning appearance with hazel or brown eyes, a charming schnauzer-style beard, and a wiry coat that can be black, silver, cream, or brindle.
These dogs get along with both children and other pets. Their playful, goofy personalities will keep you (and your children) entertained for hours!
Since the Ori Pei is its own hybrid breed of Shar-Pei and Pug, the Plica dog has characteristics of all three of these breeds. They’re super friendly with people, children, and other pets.
They weigh 35-50 pounds with short, smooth coats. Their tails can be medium to long and may even curl upright like the Pug or Shar-Pei.
Keep in mind these dogs shed a lot, so grooming maintenance will be moderate to high.
32. Rat Basset
This picture-perfect pup might be everything in a hybrid dog you could ask for.
Scottish Terrier and Basset Hound mixes are affectionate yet independent, outgoing yet reserved around strangers, and above all else, excellent with families and children.
34. Tzu Basset
These pups are small to medium in size, weighing less than 40 pounds. They’re great for apartments or small houses, and fit in just fine with a single person or large family.
They keep the short leg, long body trend we see with Basset mixes, and they rock the droopy ears. They don’t require much exercise, as they’re super laid-back and docile in nature.
35. Basset Bloodhound
These dogs rock the black-and-tan coat around a short, long body. Their noses are incredible with catching and following scent trails, just like both parent breeds.
36. Catahoula Basset Hound
Which Basset Hound mixes are your favorites?
It’s a tough decision. But when considering a new pup, you have to think about what’s best for you and your family: Do you live in a house or apartment? Do you have kids? Travel? These are all questions to think about.
One thing’s for sure: every Basset Hound mix will have his own unique look and personality to match. This list is a potluck of adorable pups– happy hunting!