What Is a Walrus Dog?

A walrus dog is a designer cross between a shar-pei and a basset hound. This dog has the body of a basset and the wrinkles of a shar-pei. It averages between 40 and 60 pounds.

The walrus dog is an affectionate breed that is well-suited for a relatively inactive lifestyle. They will typically rest for several hours, exhibit playful and comical behavior for about 30 minutes, and then need to rest again. They love to be around other dogs, so another pet in the family would be a blessing to these dogs. Early, affectionate training is key as the shar-pei can be stubborn, and the basset hound can be easily distracted tracking scents.