20-60 lbs
United States
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Basset Hound
Friendly, affectionate, and a lovebug, the Basselier is a hybrid breed developed from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Basset Hound. The Basselier is known as a sweet dog who loves to be around people. Depending on the litter, each pup can develop dominant traits from either breed. The Cavalier King Charles was developed from King Charles Spaniel in England in order to restore some of the breed's original traits such as a longer muzzle and less protruding eyes. The Basset Hound originated from the French word “bas” meaning “low thing”. The Basset Hound is an self-sufficient scenthound who is docile with his family and enjoys being included in activities. The Basset Hound was developed in France and is known for its large, floppy ears, droopy eyes and loose skin. The Basselier has a compact body with a built shape. Its coat varies from short and smooth to medium, shiny, wavy coat. The Basselier's purpose is to serve as a companion pet towards its family. It is considered to have a gentle disposition with a happy-go-lucky attitude. He requires some maintenance with the longer coat to prevent mats from developing. The Basselier is happiest in a happy home with a temperate climate.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Basset Hound

Basselier Health

Average Size
Male Basselier size stats
Height: 10-14 inches Weight: 20-6010 lbs
Female Basselier size stats
Height: 10-14 inches Weight: 20-60 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Congenital Heart Defect
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Deafness
  • Allergies
  • Ear Infections
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Optical Examination
  • Angiocardiogram

Basselier Breed History

There is no well-documented date as to when the Basselier came to be, though it is believed that this hybrid was developed during the period when breeders began crossbreeding purebred dogs in order to eliminate some major health conditions. The Basselier originated from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Basset Hound breeds in the United States. The Basselier is the perfect companion pet for families due to their genuinely sweet attitude. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was a favorite breed of King Charles II (hence the name of the breed) who decreed that the Spaniel be allowed in any public place, even parliament. The first breed standard for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was set in 1945 when it was first registered by the AKC. The breed did not become officially recognized by the AKC until 1996. The Basset Hound originated from the French word “bas” meaning “low”. It is believed that the Friars of the French Abbey of St. Hubert developed the Basset Hound in order to create a slow-moving breed in order to be able to follow him on foot. After the French Revolution, the Basset Hound picked up popularity among hunters due to its slow pace. The Basset Hound was originally used to track rabbits and hares. It is believed that the Basset Hound is traced to the Basset d'Artois and the Basset Normand. Researchers believe that the Basset Hound was crossed with the Bloodhound in the late 1800s and in 1930. The Basset Hound gained popularity at the Paris Dog Show in 1863 and was exported to England in 1866. In 1935, the Basset Hound Club of America was formed.

Basselier Breed Appearance

The Basselier has a compact body with a smaller shape. His legs are square and proportionate to his body. The tail is long, tapered, and thick at the base while gradually thinning towards the tip, held in a downward angle and curved. The head is rounded and the muzzle is medium-length with an average stop. The nose is black in color. The eyes, which are large, round, and slightly angled are usually dark brown and have an expression that exudes intelligence, friendliness, and genuine curiosity. Floppy ears are covered by silky, wavy fur. The coat of this charming dog varies from short and smooth to medium, wavy, and silky. Colors are tri-colored and vary between white, black, tan or tawny.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Basselier eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Basselier nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Basselier coat
brown Basselier coat
white Basselier coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Basselier wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Basselier Breed Maintenance

The Basselier is not considered a hypoallergenic breed and will shed moderately. The Basselier's coat can vary between short and smooth to a medium-length, wavy, silky coat. If it is smooth, a rubber curry brush to eliminate dead hairs will suffice. If your Basselier has a medium-length coat, it is important to brush with a firm bristle brush and comb to prevent the development of painful mats. Brushing your Basselier daily is highly recommended to help with coat upkeep. Its long ears will require extra attention – be sure to wipe and clean them regularly to prevent infection that may develop due to excessive moisture. It is important to bathe your Basselier every 6 to 8 weeks, as needed and  nails should be cut every 2 to 3 weeks. You should brush your Basselier's teeth regularly to prevent tartar buildup.
Brushes for Basselier
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Basselier requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Basselier Temperament

The Basselier is described as a intelligent, friendly breed that loves to spend time with its family. He is an affectionate breed that gets along well with people of all ages and thrives  on companionship. The Basselier is not known to engage in excessive barking and will limit barking to when necessary. The Basselier is great with children and maintains patience with those becoming accustomed to the breed. Eager to please, this curious and canine is happy to follow its owners around. The Basselier is capable of co-existing with other animals as long as he is taught from an early stage to accept others. The Basselier is easy to train and excels with consistent communication and training. Positive reinforcement techniques are a plus for the Basselier.

Basselier Activity Requirements

The Basselier is a moderately energetic breed that requires mental and physical stimulation to be at his best. A brisk walk or a run around a fenced yard is a daily must for this spritely character. To prevent boredom and destructive behaviors enrol your Bassalier in obedience classes or let him have a try at agility or flyball. He is a smart dog and will enjoy an activity that makes him think. Your Basselier will fare best in a home with a yard but can do well in an apartment or condo setting if adequate exercise is included in his daily routine.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes
activity minutes

Basselier Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Basselier Owner Experiences

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