Realistically speaking, owning dogs, whether purebred or mixed, can be expensive. Before purchasing or adopting one, make sure that you are financially ready to provide for its needs. Apart from feeding your Basset Bleu high quality food that roughly costs £40 monthly, you have to buy necessary equipment (beds, collars, leashes, bowls, toys, etc.), which can be around £200.
You also have to regularly take it to your trusted veterinarian for health checks and timely vaccinations, which can add up to £1,000 annually, excluding major operations or long-term treatments. You also have to factor in pet insurance costs, which depends on the type of coverage. Basic insurance coverage is £25, while a lifetime policy will cost you £50.