The Bascottie: A Complete Guide

Last Updated:

Need I even say it? Dogs are the best pets in the world. They dedicate their whole 10-15 years on this planet to their owner, trying to please, entertain and comfort them always.

A dog will sit, stand and lie beside you throughout your highest of highs, and your lowest of lows.

While your moods will change and your days will differ, your loving canine companion will still be there with its tail wagging, hoping to brighten your day just a little bit.

However, with every great pet, comes a lot of pressure, stress and hard work.

A dog needs constant attention, socialization, and training for it to become comfortable in a domesticated life, and as the owner, you have to provide all these factors.

From the day you purchase a dog, your mornings will be louder, harder and your living costs will increase. It seems like a lot of work for a pet right?

Well, a dog is more than a pet, it is a true, loyal friend.

Bascottie with flower on nose
The Bascottie is a funny and entertaining canine.

The Bascottie is one of a plethora of crossbreeds that originated during the 2000s. It was a part of the still-rising trend of designer dogs and is one of the cutest.

The Bascottie is a hybrid dog that combines a purebred Basset Hound, and a purebred Scottish Terrier.

The Scottish Terrier originated in you guessed it, Scotland. They became popular due to their agility, and the ability to hunt small animals such as rodents.

The only differentiation between a Scottish Terrier and an English Terrier is their coats. The English Terrier has a smooth coat, while the Scottish Terrier has a rough, wiry coat.

The Basset Hound originated in France. It was used as a scent hound, and it would track down small game like rodents and rabbits for its human companion.

It is said to be a genetic mutation of the Bloodhound, and it is also commonly known as a ‘sausage dog.’

With the Bascottie, you are getting an intelligent companion dog that is high in energy, and low in boundaries.

It will love to jump around play for medium bursts at a time, and its energetic demeanor may cause harm to small children.

However, with a stern training regime, the Bascottie has the potential to become a great dog for any type of family. Would you like to learn more about the Bascottie?

If so, keep on reading to find out more.

Bascottie Puppies – Before You Buy…

There’s a slew of things you need to consider before you buy your first puppy.

As I stated earlier, these are creatures that require a lot of maintenance, and you as the future owner is solely responsible for their happiness.

To ensure that your dog settles into your home smoothly, there’s a series of things you can do.

By addressing these factors, you are already well on your way to turning your house, into a canine’s humble abode.

Things you need to consider include:

  • Designated spots for your dog to play. The Bascottie is a small dog, and can adapt to any type of household, provided it has designated space.
    Try setting up a play area for the Bascottie indoors, or allow it to roam freely throughout your backyard. Because of its size, the Bascottie lives in both a house and an apartment.
  • The type of toys you need. The Bascottie comes from an ancestral background of hunters and scent hounds, so it loves a challenge. You should buy interactive toys for mental stimulation, and outdoor equipment for games like tug of war.
  • Your daily schedule. Be prepared to change your work hours. Because a Bascottie puppy needs your utmost attention. You will need to socialize with this dog regularly or have a family member who is home frequently to do so.

What Price are Bascottie Puppies?

Before you can run off to the breeder in excitement, you need to know if you have enough money to buy this particular dog.

Budget is an incredibly important factor for most aspiring dog owners, and it can determine what size, breed, and style you get.

Luckily, the Bascottie is an incredibly cost-effective dog. Due to it being a crossbreed, it is much more affordable than that of similar purebreds.

You can expect to spend around $300-$400 on a Bascottie puppy from a breeder, which is significantly more affordable than the $500-$800 range of a Scottish Terrier, and a Basset Hound.

The Bascottie proves to be a great alternative to its purebred parents and a quintessential choice for buyers on a tight budget.

Where to Find Reputable Bascottie Breeders?

Bascottie laying on couch
The Bascottie needs some daily exercise, training, and frequent socialization.

There are several things you need to look for in Bascottie breeders to determine whether or not they are ethical, professional and reputable.

The Bascottie is a product of designer breeding, meaning that it was created to be a perfect companion by some, and created for a cash grab by others.

A good, reputable breeder will:

  • Provide a comfortable area for the dogs to live before they are purchased.
  • Clean and feed the dongs regularly, prepping them for their pending home.
  • Socialize, converse and kick-start the training process to make sure the dogs are happy and confident.
  • Sell the puppies at a price around the median for the particular breed.
  • Showcase an immense knowledge on the Bascottie, Basset Hound, and the Scottish Terrier.
  • Help you with any further purchases and information needed for raising a Bascottie.

3 Little-Known Facts About Bascottie Puppies

  1. The Bascottie has a double-layered coat that sheds at a minimal level.
  2. It may be adorable, but it inherits the traits of stubbornness and disobedience.
  3. The Bascottie has a strong tendency to drool.

Physical Traits of the Bascottie

The Bascottie is known to inherit traits of both the Scottish Terrier and the Basset Hound.

It tends to resemble more of a purebred Scottish Terrier, but it has the signature, stubby legs and long, sturdy body of a Basset Hound.

The Bascottie is known to have a thick, double-layered coat. Its fur will be laced with colors of black and brown. The texture of its fur is known to be rough, and wiry.

They have large ears, and short, curly tail, with brown eyes that will pierce the soul with innocence.

How Big is a Full-Grown Bascottie?

The Bascottie is considered a small-sized breed, that is bigger in mass than it is the length.

Its sturdy size is inherited from the Basset Hound, while its agile, toy-esque posture is developed from the Scottish Terrier.

The Bascottie is known to grow up to 30-40 pounds in weight, and 10-14 inches in length. The male and female tend to be around the same size.

What is the Bascottie’s Life Expectancy?

Life expectancy is a factor that an aspiring owner should be aware of when purchasing a dog. You want to know roughly how long you have with your future dog, and what you can do to help it live its fullest life.

The Bascottie has an average lifespan of 10-15 years, which is the median for breeds of its size.

This is in the same ballpark as the 10-12 years of a Basset Hound, and the 12-15 years of a Scottish Terrier.

The Bascottie is prone to several health conditions that can alter this estimation, so it is important to have regular check-ups at the vet.

Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Bascottie

Bascottie sitting on pillow
The Bascottie is an agile dog.

The Bascottie is a loud, abrupt dog that isn’t afraid to bark itself into becoming the center of attention.

It loves human company, but will not tolerate rough play, and may become wary of people participating in it.

It’s a confident dog, but it’s known to be very opinionated, concluding its stance on any stranger or family friend.

Because of its stubbornness, the Bascottie can be difficult to train, but not difficult enough to not recommend to first time owners.

It’s going to require some patience initially, but with positive reinforcement and a food-based reward system, it will become obedient.

The Bascottie’s Diet

The Bascottie has the basic diet of a small-sized breed but tends to eat more than its counterparts.

It will roughly eat 2 cups of food a day, on a diet that includes a small number of sliced meats and dry dog food, and a whole lot of fruits and grains.

This will cost an estimated $40 a month.
Be careful not to overfeed the Bascottie, as it is especially prone to weight gain.

How Much Exercise Does the Bascottie Need?

The Bascottie is an agile, active dog, and is going to need a moderate amount of exercise per day.

You’re looking at participating in 60 minutes of physical activity with the Bascottie daily and 8 miles of walking a week.

The Bascottie will be especially fond of activities such as frisbee, flyball, and tug of war.

It will enjoy walks, jogs, and hikes, but it is important to emphasize exercises that are in small bursts, to avoid straining its small legs.

Bascottie Health and Conditions

Serious Issues:

  • Von Willebrand’s Disease
  • Scotty Cramp
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease

Minor Issues:

  • Glaucoma
  • Thrombopathia

My Final Thoughts on the BascottieBascottie guide

Overall, the Bascottie is a funny, entertaining canine that will settle into your family smoothly, provided you participate in daily exercise, training, and frequent socialization.

Image Sources: 1, 2, 3