Bassador: Labrador & Basset Hound
The Basador is a crossbreed. Opening your heart and home to a cross-breed is like opening a beautifully wrapped package on your birthday: you never know what’s going to be inside. It’s often assumed that a crossbreed will combine the best of two or more breeds, but genetics doesn’t always work that way. The way genes combine and express themselves is not always subject to a breeder’s control, even less so when two different breeds are crossed.
This crossbreed mixes two very different dogs, Labrador Retrievers and Basset Hounds, for an unusual looking result. A Basador can have a wide range of personalities. Both Labs and Bassets tend to be good-natured and love to hunt, but the Basset is more of a rambler and independent thinker, while the Lab is a hard-charging go-getter. A Basador might be calm but stubborn or highly active and always ready to seek out an interesting scent.
A well-bred, well-socialized Basador will be friendly. He can get along well with children and other pets if he is brought up with them, but he may be too rambunctious for families with toddlers. Caution is also warranted around cats, as both component breeds have strong hunting instincts.