Oh my goodness....yes. Bassets are notoriously "lumpy". Generally, these cysts are not a problem and can be left alone. Somtimes it's best to have them removed. I have 3 hounds and just had 2 removed from my rescue, Roscoe. 1 subdural cyst and a lipoma. My other 2 hounds are lump free as of right now but they are younger than Roscoe. I'm sure someone can elaborate a bit more on this "trait". One thought though...one may want to ask the breeder if the stud has had pathology run on any of his cysts.