Ba Shar Dog Breed

  • Other names:
  • Sharp Asset Dog

The Ba-Shar, also known as the Sharp Asset, is a mixed breed consisting of half Basset Hound, half Shar Pei. Known as a laid-back but intelligent "couch potato" type, this breed is affectionate and loving, and will be a brilliant companion to families with kids and other pets.

Ba Shar Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid8-10 yrs.10-13 in.40-60 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

Below are details and specs for the Ba Shar dog breed.

Ba Shar Breed Description

Ba-Shars are medium-sized; height is 10-13 inches at the shoulders, and weight is 40-60 pounds.

These dogs tend to be intelligent, easygoing, and even lazy, though they have a bit of a stubborn streak. Ba-Shars are affectionate with everyone and everything, and make incredible family pets. This breed can be a little headstrong, and may require some obedience training.

Ba-Shars are fairly low-maintenance. Little grooming will be required.

Ba Shar Breed History

No information is available regarding when or where this mixed breed was first developed, other than that it originated in the United States. The U.S. "designer dog" craze gained popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s, so it is possible that the Ba-Shar was first bred then; no further information is known.

Ba Shar Appearance

Ba-Shars have dense, short-haired coats, and their skin has numerous wrinkles like their Shar Pei ancestor; the wrinkles are most prevalent on the head, neck, legs, and underbelly. A Ba-Shar's body, like the Basset Hound's, is usually somewhat greater in length than in height. The disproportionately large head (often referred to as a "hippo head") is oval in shape, with thick, hanging lips; the almond-shaped eyes exist in varying shades of brown, and the large ears are triangular and hanging. The legs are somewhat short, "stubby," and usually straight, and the medium-length tail is curved slightly, and carried either hanging or curved upwards over the back.

Ba Shar Coloring

Ba-Shars exist in a variety of colors, including black, brown, chocolate, and fawn.

Ba Shar Size

A medium-sized breed; weight is 40-60 pounds, and height is 10-13 inches at the shoulders.

Average Adult Height

10-13 in
*Height is measured in inches from the front paws to the top of the shoulder while the dog is standing on all four legs.

Average Adult Weight

40-60 lbs

Ba Shar Temperament

Intelligent, loyal, affectionate, and at times stubborn, Ba-Shars have gentle personalities that make them fantastic family companions. Easygoing almost to the point of laziness, these dogs will be content lying around and licking their masters' hands all day long, if allowed. Though extremely patient, this breed is known for being headstrong, and may require some obedience training.

Ba Shar and Children

Ba-Shars are excellent with children of any age.

Ba Shar and Other Pets

These dogs socialize very well with all other animals.

Ba Shar and Strangers

Their easygoing personalities make Ba-Shars kind to everyone, whether known or unknown.

Ba Shar Maintenance

Ba-Shars are fairly low-maintenance animals. Some training may be necessary, particular in obedience; little grooming is needed; a moderate amount of exercise is required.

Grooming Requirements

This breed sheds moderately. Brushing is necessary every 1-2 weeks, while baths are needed every 2-3 months.

Exercise Requirements

Ba-Shars can be lazy, and may need to be coaxed into getting off the couch. Though it may be reluctant to do so, giving a Ba-Shar a long daily walk is a great idea.

Living Requirements

These dogs can adapt well to any living situation.

Temperature Range

Due to its short coat, this breed prefers warmer climates.

Ba Shar Health

Life expectancy is 8-10 years. No major health issues are known.

Ba Shar Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the Ba Shar as a dog breed:

  • American Canine Hybrid Club
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • Dog Registry of America Inc.
  • International Designer Canine Registry