The Walrus usually have the cute floppy ears of a Basset Hound and the wrinkles of the Shar-Pei. They are sweet and affectionate home companions and have the tendency to be lazy. These dogs are friendly and playful. They are smart and loyal like their parents and are good family dogs especially when given socialization at a young age. They have short, harsh coats that can come in different colors like white, black, cream, chocolate, or golden. They do not require a lot of grooming and would rarely shed.
Origin of the Walrus
The Walrus is the result of crossing a purebred Shar Pei and a purebred Basset Hound. They got their name because of their folds that resembles the Walrus. It originated in the 1990s in America and is also called Ba-Shar or Sharp Asset. Shar Pei dates to around 2,000 years ago, during the Han dynasty, and was used as hunters and herders by peasants in China. The Basset Hound, the famous Hush Puppy dog, is a short-legged breed that was developed apparently by friars at the Abbey of St. Hubart. They were first bred in France and Belgium centuries ago as hunters.
Is a Walrus right for me?
If the Walrus is your breed of choice, you will have a laid-back guardian and friend. Lounging at home will always be more fun with these cute wrinkly dogs around.
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