We know firsthand that our Walrus puppies for sale are intelligent, loyal and affectionate family companions.
I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of those cute pups with wrinkly faces and wondered what kind of breed they are. Well we’re here to shed some light on the Walrus puppies for sale that we have. They’re fascinating in many ways and here’s why!
What are Walrus dogs?
The Walrus dog is also known as the Ba-Shar. They are designer dogs and the latest craze in the doggy world. Their wrinkles kind of gives them away, so as you can guess the Chinese Shar-Pei is mixed with a Basset Hound. They were originated in the United States, but when is not exactly known. Thankfully, we have Walrus puppies
for sale that you can own!
They have been recognized by the following:
- Designer Dogs Kennel Club
- Dog Registry of America, Inc.
- American Canine Hybrid Club
- International Designer Canine Registry
Fine Physical Features
Our Walrus puppies for sale start out small enough to carry and hold on your laps, but that doesn’t last for long! They are actually medium to large dogs. They can weigh anywhere between 30 to 60 pounds and can be 10 to 13 inches in height. They have floppy ears and long low bodies like the Basset Hound. His head is larger than his body. They are typically brown, with almond-shaped eyes and a long tail curved at the end. With regards to his wondrous wrinkles, the quantity depends on the dominant gene. They normally come in chocolate, black, white, brown, golden, cream, and fawn.
Personality and Training
They love to be the center of attention. They love to cuddle, though they aren’t lap dogs! They suffer from separation anxiety. If they’re left alone for too long, they’ll start to howl and display destructive behavior. He’s pretty good with kids, but not so much with other dogs and strangers. They are fairly active dogs and need daily exercise. Be sure to keep him leashed at all times, however. Both Basset Hounds and Shar-Peis have a stubborn streak, which makes them difficult to train. You’ll need a healthy dose of patience and time dealing with these boys! Once trained, they will serve as excellent watchdogs or just fit in as a family pet.
Life Expectancy and Health Concerns
As with any crossbred dog, there are some common health concerns. Specifically, for the Walrus puppy, the combination of the Basset Hound and Shar-Pei presents some unique, but totally preventable and treatable problems. For instance, the Basset is susceptible to canine thrombopathia, foreleg lameness, and eyelid issues. With the Chinese Shar-Pei, you want to pay specific and close attention to their eyelids turning inward. This affliction is called ectropion. Both breeds are prone to hip dysplasia. Walrus puppies have a life expectancy of 8 to 10 years.