Mini Walrus Breed Information
Description: The Mini Walrus breed is mixed with Basset Hound and Chinese Shar Pei. The breed is known for its wrinkly skin and medium-sized build. The Mini Walrus is best described as a protective, cheerful, alert breed that are good with children and other pets.
Other Names: Ba Shar Dog, Sharp Asset Dog
Height: 15-19 in.
Weight: 20-60 lbs.
Colors: The coat of a Mini Walrus comes in the colors chocolate, cream, fawn, white, black, browns and golden.
Coat: The coat of a Mini Walrus is described as short, dense, harsh and water-repellent.
Temperament: Mini Walrus dogs are sweet, yet stubborn dogs who thrive in family-centric homes. They love attention and are always down for a game of fetch or playing outdoors.Other words to describe the attitude of this breed are affectionate and aggressively loyal.
With Children: This breed loves entertaining younger members of the family and are very patient with children of all ages. With Pets: This breed is lovable with other dogs and household pets. Early training in how to handle these interactions are always a benefit.
Watch-dog: Their fierce loyalty for their owners makes this breed a solid watch dog.
Guard-dog: Although the Mini Walrus is protective over their owner, they lack the physical capability to defend them which makes this breed a weak guard dog.
Care and Training: Mini Walrus dogs are known to be easy to maintain with their short fur but should be brushed at least twice a week. This breed’s ears should be checked and cleaned frequently to prevent infections. They need daily activity, whether that comes from daily walks or playing with chew toys or a game of fetch. Training this breed has its challenges due to the breed’s stubborn streak but these dogs will take direction best with treat rewards and positive reinforcement.
Learning Rate: High. This breed is known to be very smart and capable of handling instruction. Obedience: High. Problem Solving: High.
Activity: Moderate. Their stubborn nature tends to make them come off as lazy and laid back but this breed needs daily activity to be happy and healthy. A daily walk and playtime will suffice.
Living Environment: The Mini Walrus breed thrives in an apartment or home with access to the outdoors.
Health Issues: Health concerns of the Mini Walrus breed are canine thrombopathia, foreleg lameness, and eyelid issues — both entropion and ectropion.
Life Span: 8-10 years.
Litter Size: 4-6 puppies.
Country of Origin: United States of America
History: The Mini Walrus breed, known as the Ba Shar, came about in the 1990’s and mixed with Basset Hound and Chinese Shar Pei genes. “Walrus” is a nickname for a Ba Shar, also known as “Sharp Asset.” The designer breed is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC) and International Designer Canine Registry. Basset Hounds, with their distinctive short legs and large heads, were first bred in France as hunting dogs in the late 1500s. The word “Basset” was recorded in French text written in the sixteenth century although the breed was developed by the Friars of the Abbey of St. Hubert in northern France. The Chinese Shar-Pei originated in the southern provinces of China around 2000 years ago and are known for the wrinkles in their coats. They were bred for their strength and used on farms for hunting although later became fighting dogs.
Registries: ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR