The Basset Heeler resembles both breed parents – the Basset Hound and the Blue Heeler. It has flappy ears but not quite as long and pendant as the Basset Hound. Its color most closely resembles the Blue Heeler and can come in a variety of combinations such as blue, blue mottled, blue speckled, red mottled, and red speckled. Its coat is dense, short, thick, and water-repellent. Its build is muscular and it has a defined body. With an expression of strength and intelligence, the Basset Heeler has a broad skull that flattens to a stop between the eyes. It has muscular cheeks with a medium-length and powerful muzzle. The ears are small to medium in size and are set apart. Its neck and shoulders are strong and the forelegs are straight and parallel. Its feet are rounded and arched with small, but sturdy toes.