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    Registered Breeder and Exhibiter of Quality Basset Hounds and Vet Nurse .
  1. QUESTIONS 1. What is my relationship with the breed? (ie breeder, first time owner etc) A1. Basset lover first and formost, breeder and exhibiter for over 18 years. 2. Where and why was the breed first developed? A2. Country of origin was France, then adopted and developed further in England. 3. How common is it in Australia? A3 It is a breed that is common in the show ring, and there are many basset lovers in Australia. 4. What is the average lifespan? A4. 8 to 12 years with the average being around 10 years old. 5. What is the general temperament/personality? A5. Being a pack hound, they thrive on family envolvment, love children and are very playful. They are the clowns of the dog world, always making us laugh with thier antics. 6. How much daily exercise is needed for the average adult? A6. Around a half hour is sutable for a adult Basset , for babies under one year old NO road walks or long walks, as growth plates can be damaged. 7. Is it a breed that a first time dog owner could easily cope with? A7.Yes, as long as they have researched the breed and the special needs required. They are not a dog for everyone, they have a "houndy" smell, drool quite a lot, especially after drinking, and care needs to be taken with stairs, jumping of lounges or beds, and swimming pools, as quite a few Bassets have drowned, 8. Can solo dogs of this breed easily occupy themselves for long periods? A8. They can if they get other stimulation when you are at home, a bored Basset can bark and howl the house down. they have a very loud bark and howl. 9. How much grooming is required? A9. Not to much, a good brush once or twice a week, nails trimed and ears cleaned weekly. 10. Is it too boisterous for very small children or for infirm people (unless the dog is well trained)? A10, They can be, dont forget they are a LARGE dog on little legs Bitches around 26kg and Dogs around 28kg.) 11. Are there any common hereditary problems a puppy buyer should be aware of? A11. Entropian of the eyes, which is repairable quite easily. Ear and skin irritations or infections the major two issues. 12. When buying a puppy, what are the things you should ask of the breeder? (eg what health tests have been done (if applicable) and what is an acceptable result to those tests so the buyer has an idea of what the result should be) A12. Basset Hounds require no health testing, although l do test all my breeding dogs for Von Willebrands. You need to find a breeder that is long established, knows the breed well, a breeder that asks the buyer a lot of questions about thier lifestyle and the conditions the pup will be kept in. A breeder that offers continued support for the pups lifetime. If you can visit the kennels and view the dogs and temperament. Hope this helps,if you need to know more please feel free to e-mail me about this wonderful breed. Cheers, Cheryl
  2. I use pro Plan Large breed on my pups and am very happy with it. Less Poo's as well Cheryl Baronbass Basset Hounds
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