Dobie-Basset

60-100 lbs
22-24"
Unknown
Doberman Pinscher
Basset Hound

Dobie-Bassets are smart and loyal dogs that can be skilled as watchdogs, at racing, military work, herding, and sighting. They usually live to be around 10 to 13 years old. Not much is known about the history of these dogs as they are a hybrid breed that has been created recently though this mix creates a big dog that is smart, loyal and good around older kids. Due to the unique looks of the parents, this breed can have a varying appearance. They are kind pets who will be suitable for people who do not have past experience with dogs. This breed is also easy to care for and does not require any special maintenance.

Purpose
Herding, watchdog, sighting, military, racing
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Doberman Pinscher, Basset Hound

Dobie-Basset Health

Average Size
Male Dobie-Basset size stats
Height: 22-24 inches Weight: 60-100 lbs
Female Dobie-Basset size stats
Height: 22-24 inches Weight: 60-100 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Panosteitis
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pemphigus
  • Lick Granuloma
Occasional Tests
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Radiographs
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Electrolytes
  • ECG
  • Holter Monitor
  • Complete Blood Work
  • Serum Chemistry
  • Optical Exam
  • Schirmer Tear Test

Dobie-Basset Breed History

This history of this designer dog is unknown, as they were recently created. However, since the hybrid was bred from the Doberman Pinscher and Basset Hound, their history technically begins with them. The Doberman Pinscher dog was found in Germany later on in the 1800s. The breed was actually developed by a tax collector by the name of Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. This, of course, is where the breed got its name. Karl had the goal of creating a dog who could protect him while he visited dangerous neighborhoods, as well as intimidate people who wanted to evade tax payments. He had access to the local animal shelter, and therefore could have used a variety of dogs to create this breed. Since he did not keep proper documentation on the breeds that he used, it is unknown exactly how this dog came to be. Some breeds that were thought to have been used were short haired mixed-breed Shepherd dogs, Black and Tan Terriers, German Pinschers and the Rottweiler. There is also the possibility of the Beauceron, Weimaraner, Greyhound as well as the Black and Tan Manchester Terrier. The breed quickly gained popularity, and could be found in Europe, Russia, the United States and South Africa by the 1920s. Today, this breed is known all around the world. Basset Hounds were discovered earlier on in the beginning of the 1500s. It was the Friars of the Abbey of St. Hubert who found these dogs in Northern France. They were aiming to create a slow moving and low set breed that was very smart but could be used in hunting on foot as opposed to on horseback. Deer, pheasants, fox, rabbit, squirrels, raccoons and badgers were all prey for this hunting dog. Wild boar and wolf were also thought to be hunted by these dogs. Bloodhounds are definitely part of this breed’s ancestry, and gave them their keen sense of smell.These dogs would do well hunting in packs or individually, and became popular among the French from the 16th to 19th centuries. One pair of a type of Basset Hound was imported to England in the year of 1866, and had a litter of puppies one year later. However, the breed did not gain popularity until 1874, when a dog of this breed named Model was imported and used in a selective breeding program. The popularity of the breed was increased when they were brought into the royal kennels of Queen Alexandra.

Dobie-Basset Breed Appearance

The most accurate way to determine the appearance of a hybrid dog is to consider the looks of it’s parents. The Doberman Pinscher is a compact dog with an athletic build. Their heads are long and narrow, and the oval shaped eyes will be dark. Doberman Pinschers usually have cropped ears and docked tails, but this is the choice of the owner. This graceful dog should be proportionate and squarely built. The Basset Hound has some distinctive traits that make them stand out from other breeds. For example, the droopy eyes, short bodies and long ears give them the sad old man appearance. But don’t let that fool you - these dogs are actually quite active. They have long bodies with big bones and short legs. Their skulls are round and quite large, and the muzzles are wide. The ears that are well known for this breed are quite long and can reach all the way to the dog’s nose when extended forward. Their long tails are carried high, the skin is loose hanging in folds, and the feet are large. Your Dobie-Basset will most likely be long yet muscular; other traits will be determined by the dominant parent.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Dobie-Basset eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Dobie-Basset nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
gray Dobie-Basset coat
Gray
blue Dobie-Basset coat
Blue
brown Dobie-Basset coat
Brown
white Dobie-Basset coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Dobie-Basset straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Dobie-Basset Breed Maintenance

This breed will need a moderate amount of grooming. To keep their coat in absolute tip top shape, brush them quickly every day. Overall, the maintenance needs for this breed are not too demanding as both parent breeds are easy to care for. Dogs from all breeds should have their teeth brushed every day. If you are unable to do so daily, brush your dog’s teeth two or three times per week minimum. This will keep the teeth and gums healthy. Your pet should also have their ears wiped out weekly; those with long and floppy ears are more prone to infections. Lastly, your Dobie-Basset will need their nails trimmed. How frequent they will need to be done can vary depending on how active the individual dog is, since some lifestyles will wear down the nails naturally. However, the owner should check the length of the nails once or twice per month. A dog who is making clicking noises on the floor while walking is definitely overdue for a trim.

Brushes for Dobie-Basset
Pin Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Dobie-Basset requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Dobie-Basset Temperament

The Dobie-Basset is smart and loyal, and should be simple to teach, although they can be willful. Start training at an early age to raise the best possible dog. Although this breed is quite social and should be well behaved around strangers, they are known to be skilled watchdogs as they are very alert and will let you know of anything strange happening around the house. These dogs will do well around older children but should be watched when interacting with younger kids. It is important with this breed, as with all dogs, to train and socialize them well. You should go through complete obedience training and socialization around other pets and people. Since the Dobie-Basset is a combination of the Basset Hound and the Doberman Pinscher, they can have varying personalities. To determine a more in depth temperament for this breed, consider that of it’s parents. Both the Doberman Pinscher and Basset Hound are well behaved dogs who can do well with inexperienced owners.

Dobie-Basset Activity Requirements

Doberman Pinschers need a lot of exercise to remain obedient and non destructive, and can get bored easily. Therefore, exercise your Dobie-Basset well and make sure that you change up the activities to keep it interesting. To help keep Basset Hounds from becoming overweight, make sure that they get enough exercise. This intelligent breed will need to be exercised mentally as well as physically. These dogs will need an average amount of exercise to stay in shape. Around 30 and 60 minutes per day should be enough.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Dobie-Basset Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Dobie-Basset Owner Experiences

Boomer
1 Year
3 People
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Tug of war
He’s a very young and loyal and friendly dog who is so cute he’s hard train but we’re getting There my family does love him so much including me he’s a bad dog who tries to tear up toilet tissue but we managed the household environment so we keep the door shut at all times he’s is a big sweetheart
5 months ago
HONEY
4 Months
3 People
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Play
She’s very sweet and loving and well behaved. And she’s clumsy
7 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
Pweeeze!
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