Dogs are one of the best pets around. They are loyal, beautiful, affectionate and gentle creatures, who want nothing more than to love and care for their companions.
However, entering a 10-15 year bond with a dog isn’t easy, and it requires a whole lot of commitment, time and organization.
However, if you can persist and dedicate yourself to a dog, you will welcome a new best friend in your household and everyday life.
The Corgi Basset is the hybrid breed that consists of a Basset Hound and a Welsh Corgi and is a smart, cute and curious crossbreed canine.
The Welsh Corgi was used as a sheep herding dog that derived from a family of Spitz dogs, while the Basset Hound was used as basic hunting and tracking dog after the French Revolution.
These traits have all been passed down to the Corgi Basset, making for a smart, kind, considerate and caring dog, who will suit almost any type of owner.
In this guide, I will go over the dietary requirements, physical needs, health concerns and life expectancy of the Corgi Basset, as well as other vital points that you should know before considering to purchase this dog.
This guide will help prepare you for bringing a dog into your household, as well as what changes and things you have to consider before bringing it into your household.
Does the Corgi Basset sound like the type of dog for you? Scroll on down to find out more.
Corgi Basset – Before You Buy…
There’s a flurry of things you have to determine and consider before you buy a dog.
The decisions you make can affect not only your future with your dog but your dog’s future happiness.
So it is important that you are aware and prepared for the commitment that bursts into your life when you finally bring a puppy home.
Things you need to consider include:
Your house. You need to have a dedicated place for your puppy to rest, as well as play around with toys.
The Corgi Basset is a medium-sized breed and is considerably active, so if you live in an apartment, this dog might not be for you.
Your schedule. Puppies, especially at a young age, need a large amount of socialization and attention.
If they do not get this, they struggle to find comfort in a household and struggle to assimilate into everyday life.
You need to make time and alter your schedule to help your dog grow and provide it with company, or make sure someone else in your family is home frequently.
Gender. This one is pretty simple, and shouldn’t be a hard decision for you on your own, or with your family.
Color. Whether you’re fussy or not when it comes to color, you will need to decide on a preference when choosing from a breeder.
Spaying/Neutering. This is an important decision, so maybe ask friends or family with dogs for advice or opinions before choosing your preference.
How Much Does a Corgi Basset cost?
The budget can be a big factor in choosing a dog. Your bank account may determine what size, breed, and style you get.
The Corgi Basset can cost up to anywhere between $600-$800, which is around the same price as a Welsh Corgi, but more expensive than a Basset Hound.
It’s far from cost-effective but is around the average price for most medium-sized crossbreeds. If this is out of your price range, consider looking at smaller breeds for more budget-friendly puppies.
How Do I Find a Reputable Corgi Basset Breeder?
Finding a reputable breeder is important because their process can alter the characteristics and health of a dog.
There are a few things you can analyze when visiting a breeder to make an attentive judgment on their ethics and professionalism, but unfortunately, there’s no way for you to peek behind the curtains on the way they conduct.
Before making any decisions, ask your friends and family with dogs for any recommendations.
When visiting a breeder, it’s important to analyze the space in which the dogs are kept.
A Corgi Basset is a medium-sized breed and therefore will need a decently sized pen and area to stretch and play.
A breeder should socialize with the puppies frequently, as well as provide information on the traits and parent breeds, to showcase that they know how to approach the process of breeding professionally.
If you need any help with equipment or any more information regarding a Corgi Basset puppy, a reputable breeder will help you with anything you require, in order to ensure the dog grows efficiently.
3 Little Known Facts About the Corgi Basset
- It is speculated that the Corgi Basset was first bred in a litter by accident!
- It’s parent breed the Basset Hound was thought to be extinct in the French Revolution, before exploding back onto the scene after.
- The Corgi Basset is a curious dog, and will dig holes in your backyard unless provided with other methods of mental stimulation!
The Physical Traits of a Corgi Basset
Due to the Corgi Basset being a mixed breed, it can resemble one of its parent breeds almost identically, or it can appear as a perfect combination.
It all depends on the superior gene pool of the dog.
Usually, it has a rough, medium-length coat that can be black, tan, blue, red, white or a blend of these colors.
It has a body that is long and has short stubby legs.
It has brown eyes, a black nose and floppy ears that droop over its head.
How Big is a Full-Grown Corgi Basset?
A Corgi Basset is big for a medium-sized dog and will grow up to anywhere between 13-20 inches.
It is bigger than both its parent breeds, with the Welsh Corgi growing to around 11 inches, and the Basset Hound growing to around 13.
It will weigh anywhere between 41-65 pounds, and the male will be larger than the female.
Although it doesn’t mean harm, it is important because of its size, that you watch the Corgi Basset during playtime with any small children or babies.
What is the Life Expectancy of the Corgi Basset?
The Corgi Basset has the same life expectancy to that of most medium-sized dogs, totaling around 12-15 years.
In comparison, the Welsh Corgi is known to live 12-14 years, and the Basset Hound is said to live 10-12 years.
It is hard to determine a set life expectancy for a dog because it depends on health. To get the most years out of a Corgi Basset? Make sure to always keep an eye out for any symptoms of illness.
Temperament, Personality and Behavioural Traits of the Corgi Basset
The Corgi Basset is a dog that loves attention. It will constantly want to play and socialize with its owner, even if distracted.
It’s always curious and will dig holes and have a need to go on drives, walks, and adventures.
The Corgi Basset is a happy dog that loves to train in obedience, and this will help it with stranger and pet comfortability.
It isn’t suited for a guard dog but does have a frequent bark. It gets along well with children and knows how to tolerate the occasional roughness of a toddler properly.
Overall, it is a pretty easy dog to train if you have persistence and will love positive attention due to its need to please its owner.
The Dietary Needs of the Corgi Basset
The Corgi Basset is a frequent eater and tends to enjoy more food than that of other medium-sized dogs.
It is said to eat 3 cups of dog food a day, which will total in around $40-$50 in cuisine costs.
It enjoys nutrient-based dry dog foods and mixed grain foods such as kibble, as this is where it sources a lot of its energy and everyday needs.
It is important not to overfeed the Corgi Basset as it tends to gain weight easily.
How Much Exercise Does the Corgi Basset Need?
The Corgi Basset will need around 40 minutes of exercise a day, and 8 miles of walking every week.
This is average for that of a medium-sized breed and is an easy target time for owners who have a busy schedule.
The exercise needs of a Corgi Basset can be easily reached with walking, as well as playing in the backyard.
Due to its short coat, it is recommended that you keep the dog inside during incredibly cold, winter days.
Health Conditions and Concerns of the Corgi Basset
Luckily, the Corgi Basset doesn’t inherit the quantities of health concerns and issues from its parent breeds.
It only needs the occasional trip to the vet for physical, and optical examinations
Health issues include:
- Intervertebral Disc Disease
My Final Thoughts On the Corgi Basset
Overall, the Corgi Basset is a loving, fun and adventurous dog that’ll suit any owner, in any family, provided they are persistent with love and commitment.
If you can take time out of your day to love, socialize and train with the dog, the Corgi Basset will make a great companion.
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
She’s been featured in PetAware, Dogtime, and ModernDog.
- Corgi Basset – Before You Buy…
- The Physical Traits of a Corgi Basset
- Temperament, Personality and Behavioural Traits of the Corgi Basset
- The Dietary Needs of the Corgi Basset
- Health Conditions and Concerns of the Corgi Basset
- My Final Thoughts On the Corgi Basset