The Ba-Shar: A Complete Guide

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The Ba-Shar is a riveting designer breed, which is an amalgamation of the Basset Hound and the Shar-Pei.

As a result, this hybrid comes in various different colors, which may include white, fawn, chocolate, brown and black.

Apart from a variety of different colors, this dog breed has short wrinkled skin, which makes it very easy to groom.

Very devoted to its owner, the Ba-Shar is a very loyal and loving dog; always found by its owner’s side.

Although it may seem very small in pictures, don’t be fooled! The Ba-Shar is a medium to a large-sized dog with its body very close to the ground.

Despite its large size, however, the Ba-Shar can very well adapt to apartment living and small homes without causing too much trouble.

Also referred to as the Sharp Asset, this dog breed is also considered to be roamer and will wander away when left on its own. This dog breed is not among the easiest to train.

Due to its devoted nature, this dog’s main purpose can be considered to be a companion for its owner.

So if you are someone who is looking for a dog best friend to light up your life this may very well be the dog for you.

To learn everything about this amazing dog breed, from buying the best puppy to raising it healthy and properly trained, read this short but informative guide!

This guide will not only apprise you about everything you need to know about the Ba-Shar but will also help you finalize your decision on whether this is the right breed for you or not.

The Ba-Shar Puppies – Before You Buy…

Ba-Shar Puppy
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Prior to advancing any further with your decision on buying a Ba-Shar puppy, it is important that you pause and ask yourself the following questions in the interlude:

  • Do I have enough money to afford a Ba-Shar puppy?
  • Do I have access to a reputable Ba-Shar breeder?
  • Am I the perfect candidate to adopt and take care of a Ba-Shar?

After you have answered these questions successfully, you are then qualified to take a step further into schooling yourself more about the Ba-Shar.

What price are the Ba-Shar puppies?

Since both parent breeds of the Ba-Shar hybrid are pretty expensive, it is not astonishing news that the offspring costs a lot as well.

Although the price most often depends on the quality of the pup as well as the breeder that you’re buying your puppy from there is still an average price that you can expect.

The mean price of the Ba-Shar puppies ranges from the lowest of $650 to a staggering $1900.

The difference between the two prices is massive and reflects the difference between a high-quality pup from an excellent breeder and a low-quality pup.

How to find reputable Ba-Shar breeders?

One of the most important decisions that you can make in regards to your puppy comes even before you buy one.

Choosing the right breeder for your puppy can make all the difference for you and your puppy and the experiences that come along with owning a dog.

Although many may think of this task of finding a reputable breeder as being a disconcerting task, don’t worry! That’s where we come to help.

The first step to take when finding a reputable breeder is to ask around your neighborhood and friends to see if there is a good breeder in your vicinity.

The second step after locating a reputable breeder is to go and visit his kennel.

Make sure that you do not trust any breeders online and don’t make online payment before actually visiting the breeder’s kennel.

Upon your visit you must keep the following points in mind to check the quality of the breeder:

  • Make sure that the kennel is free from dirt and bad smell.
  • Make sure that all the dogs in the kennel are clean and healthy.
  • Note if the dogs get excited to see the breeder, this speaks volumes about the breeder’s behavior with these dogs.

Once you’ve made sure that all these points are ticked ask to see both parents of your puppy.

This will not only give you an idea of what to expect when your puppy grows up but will also help you acquaint yourself with the habits and nature of the dog breed.

Make sure to throw as many questions that you might have in your head to the breeder to best gauge his knowledge about the breed and his interest.

Build a relationship with the breeder, as this would help you throughout the life of your dog.

Good breeders can become great mentors and will help you out whenever you run into trouble with your dog.

Keep in mind that a good breeder would never rush the sale of the puppy and instead make sure that both you and the puppy are the right match for one another.

Make sure that you also ask for all the proper documentation of your puppy before leaving the kennel for this is very important for your dog, especially in the later years of its life.

3 Little-known facts about the Ba-Shar puppies

The Ba-Shar is a captivating breed, which has a lot more up its sleeve than meets the eye.

Here are 3 very interesting facts about the Ba-Shar to make you even more intrigued about this breed.

  • The Ba-Shar won’t chew things it is not supposed to

Although this is also related to how you train your pup, the Ba-Shar is known to generally not chew on unnecessary things around the house like most other dogs.

  • It is not much difficult to train

Even though the Ba-Shar is not one of the easiest dog breeds to train, it can be trained by persistent first-time dog owners who are just starting out their journey with the dog kind.

  • Declared to be a couch potato more often than not

This dog has made an image out of being a bit lazy more often than not making some people referring to them as couch potatoes.

Physical Traits of the Ba-Shar

Ba-Shar Traits
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The Ba-Shar is a medium to a large-sized dog that can weigh a lot and take up a lot of space.

How big is a full-grown Ba-Shar?

A naturally big dog, a fully-grown Ba-Shar can weigh in between 30 to 60 pounds and stand tall in between 13 to 16 inches.

Where females weigh less and generally shorter, males sit at the opposite end of the spectrum.

What is the life expectancy of the Ba-Shar?

The life expectancy of the Ba-Shar is quite short in comparison to other dogs.

On average a Ba-Shar can live anywhere between 8 to 10 years, so its best if you enjoy every single second that you have with your dog.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Ba-Shar

The temperament and personality of the Ba-Shar closely resemble that of a human; hence, living with a Ba-Shar is more like living with another human.

Often indolent, the Ba-Shar will not get in your way more often than not and would prefer giving you space.

However, it can become very lively when it wants to be. Becoming the heart and soul of any party when it’s in the mood.

Even though it’ll like giving you your space, it would still not appreciate being left alone for long periods of time.

Loneliness can cause it to become sad and ruinous so it is best if you don’t leave it alone in the house that often.

The Ba-Shar is also highly intelligent and loves to get trained from a very early age, given that it gets proper treats and positive reinforcement.

Very loyal, the Ba-Shar is very protective of its owner and family and would love to snuggle up with you. Not ashamed to show affection it can become very clingy when it wants to be.

Fairly easy to please, it can also become fairly stubborn on occasion so it must be properly trained from a very early age.

Very sociable, the Ba-Shar does very well with children and other pets but it will chase any small animals that it sees so its best not to take it outside without a leash.

The Ba-Shar is also prone to howling when left alone for long periods of time or when it’s unhappy. It doesn’t bark a lot but will bark when it feels that there is a danger or its owner is under threat.

Although the Ba-Shar loves to get trained at an early age, training them is no easy task either.

A lot of time and commitment is required to train a Ba-Shar in accordance to the standards of most dog owners.

A reason for it being hard to train is the stubborn streak that it inherits from both of its parent breeds, which can cause a hindrance to the training routine.

Patience is key when dealing with this breed.

The Ba-Shar Diet

A light brown Ba-Shar on a lead going for a walk
The Ba-Shar is a very affectionate breed.

The Ba-Shar typically needs a higher intake of food throughout the day as compared to other dog breeds.

On average a Ba-Shar will eat around 3 and a half to 4 cups of dry dog food every single day.

It is important that you balance this diet out, making sure that you are not giving too much or too little to your dog.

It is also important to do your research and ask your vet about the most suitable dog food for your Ba-Shar as many dog foods have fillers in them that are unhealthy.

Apart from avoiding fillers, you also need to read reviews of the dog food before feeding it to your dog.

This is important because many dog foods have been found to have cancerous elements in them recently and the last thing you want to do is get your dog sick by feeding him unhealthy food.

How much Exercise does a Ba-Shar need?

The Ba-Shar is not comparable to a usual dog when it comes to discussing its exercising needs.

This dog breed will enjoy going out for short walks but at the same time would not mind simply staying put at home, sleeping the day away.

Although the Ba-Shar can be considered to be pretty active, it does not require out of the way exercise to keep it satisfied.

However, it still loves to play with toys and chase around little animals and birds in the dog park. A short walk a day is more than enough to keep the Ba-Shar content with life.

The Ba-Shar Health and Conditions

Although the Ba-Shar can be considered to be a healthy dog breed, it can still inherit a few problems from either of its parent breeds.

Since no dog owner would wish any harm or disease on their beloved dog, it is important to know the few health conditions that the Ba-Shar is prone to in order to come out ahead of the issues.

The following is a list of all the health concerns that can target your dog:

  • Patellar Luxation
  • Skin Problems
  • Eye Problems
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Joint Dysplasia
  • OCD

Special Treats

The adorable looks of the Ba Shar make it a dog that’s all too easy to ply with treats and snacks, so many dog owners prefer to take special care to make treats that much more meaningful.

Doing so avoids the risk of overfeeding the dog, and reduces the junk food potential of their diet.

It’s often easy to forget that many dime a dozen dog treat brands are the same as junk food brands for humans and that by giving oodles of these to a dog, you’re as good as giving your precious fur baby five candy bars a day at times.

You can make treats for your Ba Shar special by shopping a little upmarket for healthy, delicious once-off dog treats, and handing them over only in the most special and crucial of moments.

That said, many a Ba Shar owner, and owners of other breeds besides, are looking into hand baking treats for their dogs, and in that way avoiding the risk of too much sugar, salt or fat entering their pet’s diet.

If you make things yourself, you have full control over your dog’s diet.

If you haven’t the time for that though, you can still lean on the healthy side of things by dipping a little fruit, like a melon or apple, into some honey.

This creates a smooth but sticky texture and tasty flavor for your pet, but also boost the vitamin content of the treats your Ba Shar is having.

My final thoughts on the Ba-SharA Ba-Shar sitting on a chair

As we approach the end of this informative guide, we can safely say that the Ba-Shar is a delightful dog breed.

Not only is it a loyal companion with a great sense of humor but also is very affectionate and won’t hold back from showing the love it feels for you.

The Ba-Shar is a great dog for all those people who don’t like to get overwhelmed with dog responsibilities and love their space.

This dog will not only give you your space but would also enjoy its own.

All in all, the Ba-Shar is an excellent dog breed and would bring delight into your life from the moment you bring it home from the kennel!

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