Ba-Shar: Shar-Pei Basset Hound Mix

Ba-Shar: Shar-Pei Basset Hound MixThe Ba-Shar is an interesting dog breed which is a mix between a basset hound and a Chinese shar-pei.  This is a hybrid designer breed so this breed was made based on the popularity of the basset hound and the Chinese shar-pei.

This is a bigger size dog breed, and this breed gets that from his parent the basset hound.  This breed’s origin is found here in North America.

Remember when looking up information about this dog that they can also be called a Sharp Asset, so if you need additional information, try looking there.

Ba-Shar History

While there is no exact information on when the Ba-Shar was first developed; we do know that designer breeds started gaining popularity around the 1980s and the 1990s.

The parents of this breed date back very far. The Basset Hound dates back to the late 1500s; they were developed to make a companion to have while hunting and also to help hunt. They have since been used in hunting and just as a member of families.

The other parent of this mixed breed is the Chinese Shar-Pei. It is known to have originated 2000 years ago in China. They were known as Chinese fighting dogs in China. They have since been brought to the United States in the 1970s.

Ba-Shar’s Size

The height and weight of the Ba-Shar can vary depending on the traits they inherit. Typically the Ba-Shar can have an average height between 10-13 inches, which after the dog turns a year old, her should be around knee height compared to you.

The average weight that you can expect from this breed will vary from 30-50 pounds, but sometimes you can get a few that can end up around 60 pounds.

That should be this breed’s max weight.  Sometimes the females will actually weigh more than the male dogs.

Shar-Pei Basset Hound Mix Personality

The personality of this breed is one of the best! The Ba-Shar is a very smart, intelligent dog.

This dog is very good at listening to their owners, and they can understand and process what their owner tells them to do.  This breed is very affectionate to adults and even small children.

They are a great companion to have around, and they kind of just go with the flow. They can be lazy sometimes, but hey, everyone can be like that!

This breed can be very clingy; they always have to be following you around and staying by your side. That can be a good and bad thing!

Ba-Shar’s Temperament

Temperament, as you know, can be affected by many different things, such as how they were raised to how they are treated. Usually, the temperament of the Ba-Shar is very good.

This breed is very affectionate and loving to their owners and children! They are very smart and great at listening to what they are told.

Just to warn you, this breed can get mad if left alone for too long of time; they love to be around their owners, so try to have a friend for them to play with. So this breed can have a stubborn side sometimes, but everyone does.

Ba-Shar’s Coat

So the Ba-Shar is going to have a body low to the ground, and a hippo head, which is a nickname usually given to the basset hound, but this breed will have that trait as well.

The coat of this breed will be very dense and rough to the touch. The hair will be short and wiry and also be water repellent s trait they get from their parent the basset hound.

The coat can come in many different colors; the most common are black, brown, golden, and white. They also can come in chocolate, cream, dark brown, light brown, and fawn.

Basset Shar-Pei Mix Grooming

All breeds need to have some sort of grooming weekly or bi-weekly.  The Ba-Shar will need to be groomed bi-weekly to keep up on their coat and skin.

This breed should really be brushed once a week to keep their coat clean of loose hairs, and to keep them off your furniture, this will keep shedding low and off of the floor and furniture.

The teeth of the Ba-Shar can be brushed bi-weekly to keep them clean and free of tar build-up. The nails of this breed should be cut when they start looking long.

The nails are slow growing, so this is probably something that has to be done bi-weekly as well.

Ba-Shar Health Issues

No one wants to wish health issues on their pet, but sometimes genetics plays a role. I’m going to list some health issues that this breed can get, so just be aware when buying this breed.

Hypothyroidism: This is when the thyroid gland will not produce enough thyroid hormone, so your dog’s glands might cramp up. This is common in most dogs, but the Ba-Shar could get this health issue.

Swollen Hock Syndrome: This something that the Shar Pei’s usually gets, but since this is a crossbreed, the Ba-Shar can get this, and it’s a condition when the dog will get recurring fevers.

Patellar Luxation: This condition is extremely common in the dog breeds we review. This is where the kneecap slips in and out of place.

Bloat: this is very common with most small dogs; they get too bloated, and their stomach will rotate or twist itself, causing pain.

Cancer: This is now a common health issue for all dogs now. Just try to keep your dogs in the shade and take good care of them. There is nothing you can do to prevent this.

Ba-Shar Exercise

Exercise is very important for all living things! The Ba-Shar loves to go on walks, and this dog will play for hours if you let them. They love to run around with other dogs and play tug of war!

Try to get them outside at a dog park because they are very good with other dogs and children. The Ba-shar is a chewer, so try to get them some good chew toys to play with while outside.

Shar-Pei Basset Hound Mix Training

You need to always start off training a dog at a very early age because this will help their brain development and promote happy training for the rest of their lives.

This breed is very intelligent so remember they will learn very fast what you try to teach them.  Try to practice with your puppy every day to create a consistent routine for them.

Ba-Shar Feeding

This dog breed needs more food than typical dog breeds. It is a bigger dog so it will need to eat more food to keep their energy up.

The Ba-shar will typically eat up to 2.75 to 3 cups of dry food a day. It’s important to remember to give your dog a good quality of dog food.

Some dog foods have been linked to causing cancer, so be aware of what you put in your dog’s body.

Living Conditions

Ba-Shar dogs are good for apartment and single-family home living. This breed rarely barks which means it won’t be a very good guard dog.

This breed is also great with children, other animals, and adults as long as you have properly socialized your dog to these things as a puppy.

This dog breed does not do too well in extreme heat or extreme cold temperatures. So depending on where you live your dog might have to stay indoors more.

Life Expectancy of a Ba-Shar

The life Expectancy of the Ba-Shar isn’t as much as other mixed dog breeds. I have reviewed some breeds that can live up to fifteen years.

The Ba-Shar can live around eight to ten years of life. This is quite short compared to other breeds.

Remember, just because this is the average does not mean your dog will have a short life. Your dog could absolutely live longer; it’s just the parents of the breed typically don’t live as long as other breeds.

If you ever have any concerns you can contact your local veterinarian.

What Colors Do They Come In?

The Ba-Shar can come in a variety of different colors, some of them include:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Gold
  • Tan
  • Fawn
  • White Hues
  • Cream

Ba-Shar Puppies

One of the great things about a Ba-Shar puppy is that it is not a difficult breed to train. This is a very smart breed that will follow commands nicely if trained from puppyhood.

Both parent’s breeds are quite expensive, so naturally, when bred together, the breed is more expensive than other mixed breeds.

The price will be different from breeder to breeder but you can typically find this breed around $750-$2000. That is definitely a huge range on price.

Close Relatives of the Ba-Shar

There are a few breeds that closely resemble the Ba-Shar breed. Some of them are:

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