Basset Hound Mix

Canis familiaris

Last updated: December 15, 2022
Verified by: AZ Animals Staff
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Bagel's mouths tend to salivate, resulting in slobbery drool

Basset Hound Mix Scientific Classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis familiaris

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Basset Hound Mix Conservation Status

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Basset Hound Mix Facts

Fun Fact
Bagel's mouths tend to salivate, resulting in slobbery drool
Diet
Omnivore

Basset Hound Mix Physical Characteristics

Color
  • Red
  • Black
  • White
  • Tan
Lifespan
10-15 years
Age of Sexual Maturity
7-10 months
Age of Weaning
4 weeks old

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The Bagel is a mixed breed dog of the Beagle and the Basset Hound. Although this Basset Hound mix is a hybrid breed, the Bagel is a true hound through and through. If you wish to own this beautiful breed, realize that you will need a lot of patience because this canine’s hilarious antics and constant mischievousness keep you extremely busy. However, their loving and affectionate nature makes it worth having these dogs as part of the family.

Basset Hound Mix Breeds

  • Bassador
  • Basset Shepard
  • Ba Shar
  • Bassetoodle
  • Aussie Basset
  • Hush Basset
  • Bully Basset
  • Bassmation
  • Rottie Basset
  • Bassug
  • Basset Heeler
  • Basschshund
  • Boxset
  • Bowser
  • Basset Retriever
  • Chow Hound
  • Dobie Basset
  • Basset Russel
  • Bassky
  • Houndahua
  • Swiss Hound
  • Bassabull
  • Corgi Basset
  • Basselier

Bagel Hound Fun Facts

  • The Bagel’s coat has a variety of colors, including white, black, tan, and red.
  • This breed inherited a great sense of smell from the Basset Hound parent breed. Therefore, their sensory receptors are relatively similar to the Bloodhound.
  • The Bagel’s total lifespan is 10-15 years
  • Bagel’s mouths tend to salivate, resulting in slobbery drool.
ProsCons
Loving and friendly nature: these dogs are always up for a cuddle and show no aggression toward anyone in their presence.Stubborn: Bagels stubbornness is an understatement! These dogs don’t like to be told what to do; they do things on their own terms. Regular training will assist in resolving this issue.
Low-maintenance grooming: the advantage of low-maintenance grooming is that their coat does not require cutting, and their hair sheds moderately.Drools often: the structure of these dog’s lips prevents saliva from staying inside their mouth, causing them to drool. So when they get a scent of food, their salivary glands will produce more drool than usual.
Sociable and independent: this breed enjoys socializing with people and even has a friendly nature towards other animals. As for being independent, Bagel Hounds have a mind of their own, whether wanting to explore the outdoors or just be alone to rest and be lazy.Ear infections: this dog has long ears, which keep the area of the eardrum closed, resulting in recurring ear infections. Their ears require regular monitoring to keep bacterial infections under control, as if left untreated, your dog will experience an uncomfortable pain

Best Dog Food for your Basset Hound Mix

Your Bagel Hound will thrive on high-quality dry dog food that contains a great source of:

  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Grains
  • Healthy fats
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Probiotics

Keep in mind when sourcing dry kibble avoid corn, wheat, and soy by-products, as these ingredients can cause allergies and digestive complications. In addition, it’s essential that your dog’s meals are supplemented with omega three as these fats promote healthy coats as well as reduce inflammation.

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Probiotics are another vital element to add to your dog meals because probiotics enhance the gut’s healthy bacteria, assisting the digestive system in preventing diarrhea and constipation. Because the digestive tract contains a large portion of the immune system, adding beneficial bacteria promotes a happy and healthy dog.

Bagel Hound Size and Weight

The Bagel Hound is medium in size and weighs between 30-60 pounds. Both male and female Bagel’s height ranges from 12-17 inches.

Bagel Hound Common Health issues

The Bagel Hound has some hereditary genetic factors to specific health issues, which include:

  • Ear infections
  • Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Obesity

Ear infections

Because of their long, floppy ears, this breed’s covered ear canal is a breeding ground for recurring ear infections. Your veterinarian can prescribe antibiotic ear drops to relieve red and inflamed ears.

Hip and Elbow Dysplasia

Elbow and hip dysplasia are similar disorders that impact how the joints form. When these joints do not connect properly, they wear down faster, reducing your pet’s mobility. Although these two conditions are not curable, chronic medication will provide your dog with pain relief.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disorder that causes excessive pressure to build up in the eye. Symptoms include red, inflamed eyes, severe pain, and vision loss. Surgery and medication can help reduce symptoms and relieve the illness, but in certain circumstances, if this condition worsens, it can cause blindness of the eye.

Obesity

Obesity can cause a variety of health issues, such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  •  Liver disease
  •  Diabetes

This breed loves its food, so to prevent your Bagel from gaining unhealthy weight, follow the feeding directions on their kibble packaging and ensure your dog receives adequate exercise.

Bagel Hound Temperament

The Bagel Hound is a friendly breed that enjoys being surrounded by people and animals. Training these dogs can be pretty tiresome and challenging as they would instead find a comfy spot to relax and unwind. However, these dogs don’t require lengthy training sessions because they are intelligent. Although having a carefree and lazy nature Bagels are capable of learning new tricks provided you have a lot of patience. When training your Bagel, show positive reinforcement; it has a sensitive personality and will quickly become agitated if you are furious with it. Keep a watchful eye; these hounds can also become mischievous if unaccompanied for an extended time. Its laid-back personality and medium size make this breed ideal for elders and the disabled.

How to Take Care of your Bagel Dog

Basset Hound Mix
If you wish to own this beautiful breed, realize that you will need a lot of patience because this canine’s hilarious antics and constant mischievousness keep you extremely busy.

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Responsible pet ownership begins with proper pet care. Adopting a dog comes with many responsibilities, as your furry friend will rely on you for their health and well-being. Provide your dog with a healthy diet, clean water, grooming needs, and of course, sufficient exercise.

Maintenance and Grooming

Their coat hairs are short and dense, allowing grooming to be low maintenance. Their coats don’t require cutting which means no knotty tangles. Brushing can be done as little as once a week to remove loose hair and skin debris. It is vital not to get their ears wet as they are at risk of ear infections, and gently clean your dog’s ears once a week, as directed by a vet. Teeth should be brushed once a week to prevent plaque build-up and dental disease.

Training

Training this breed can be difficult because they are lazy and can become easily distracted. These canines don’t want to be disturbed during their downtime and can become rather stubborn if interrupted. Monitor your hound’s daily schedule as this will give you a time frame to see if they are attentive; your dog will be more focused in training sessions. Consistent training will keep your dog in a good routine, as well as understand commands and learn new tricks.

Exercise

Bagel Hounds are active canines with hounding impulses that require physical exercise to keep fit and mentally well. Recovering sticks and chasing balls is what entertains them the most. However, they need space to run and play, therefore, you should take them for walks and jogs every day, or they may become bored indoors.

Puppies

Bagel Hound puppies might be challenging to source because they are such a rare breed. A reliable breeder who can supply you with the parents’ history is essential when wanting to adopt this breed.

Bagel Hound and Children

With children, this breed is very gentle and well-mannered. These dogs get along nicely with children of all sizes and are normally unbothered by children being rough with them. Although not aggressive and rarely bark, they can become protective over their family members. When not lazing around their house, they enjoy playing fetch and are shown affection making this dog the perfect fit to be surrounded by children.

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Basset Hound Mix FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

Is the Bagel Hound a purebred dog?

No, this canine is a mixed breed dog of the Beagle and the Basset Hound.

what is the lifespan of a Bagel Hound?

The Bagel Hound lifespan is between 10-15 years.

Does the Bagel Hound have any health issues?

The Bagel Hound common health issues are

  • Ear infections
  • Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Obesity

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Sources
  1. dogtime, Available here: https://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/bagle-hound
  2. dogzone, Available here: https://www.dogzone.com/crossbreeds/bagle-hound/
  3. hepper, Available here: https://www.hepper.com/basset-hound-beagle-mix/

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