The Ba-Shar is a medium-sized dog originating from the US bred from two different kinds of dogs, the Shar-Pei and the Basset Hound. It is important to note that not all Ba-Shar breeds have a 50/50 mix, or an exact half of the two breeds.
The Ba-Shar has a low-slung body that mimics its ancestor the Basset Hound. It has a large-sized skull, which it also got from the Basset Hound side. The Ba-Shar has the ears, the muzzle and the eyes, most especially the adorable wrinkled face and the blue tongue from the Shar-Pei side. Their body wrinkles like a true Shar-Pei early on as pups, but as they get longer the wrinkles stretch out and disappear almost completely. The Ba-Shar retains the clean characteristic of the Shar-Pei, and can grow up to 60 pounds at full size.
The Ba-Shar is a bit stubborn as a pup, but makes an excellent family pet later on. They are very smart and have a great sense of humor. They are not prone to barking, but are alert and ready to guard their owners if danger presents itself. The Ba-Shar loves to cuddle and will seek physical affection from all members of the family. Oftentimes they can swing between being laid back to being very playful, and loves being in the center of attention.
The Ba-Shar are not overeaters and can live a long healthy life if kept on a good diet. A medium to large home should be enough for the Ba-Shar to romp about in, getting their much-needed exercise. Keep your gates closed because they love to chase small animals and are very fond of moving toys.