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Tzu Basset

Tzu Basset

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:11-15 Years

Tzu Basset Build Information

The Tzu-Basset is a small to medium hybrid dog resulting from the cross of the Shih Tzu and the Basset Hound. Their coats may be short and smooth or long, straight, and silky and are commonly seen in tricolor, bi-colored, white, yellow, brown, and brindle color combinations.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:26 - 40 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Known for their docile and happy natures, these affectionate dogs make loyal and loving companions. Tzu-Basset dogs enjoy best the company of their owner and do not enjoy being left alone, sometimes barking if they feels lonely or bored. They should be trained for obedience and socialized early, but should be no problem with a patient and gentle trainer. Sedentary while indoors, the Tzu-Basset must have brisk daily walks or jogs to keep off the pounds.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Chocolate, Tri-Color, White, Yellow
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Tzu Basset Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Hunting Companion:Yes
Ideal for Tracking:Yes
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes