OMG, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I must have my head under a rock like apparently as does most of the people in the basset world. The people selling inferior masses of basset puppies on line. Just enter dogs for sale and see what you come up with,bassets are not the only breeds of course but since it is my breed I wanted to see how bad it is and believe me,it is bad. Puppies you couldn't convince me are even bassets are advertised. Crossbred labs and bassets. The people selling some of these bassets advertise as "Show Quality". How do they know that when the dogs are not even from show lines.I wouldn't want to believe their judgement on an eight week old puppy knowing they don't even participate in showing. Ok,you get a fluke every now and then but not show puppies consistantly. What is really interesting is some of these sites show pedigrees.There are some high and mighty people out there that have been in bassets a long time and some of these puppies pedigrees go back to them. Most all of the puppies I viewed have very short ears,lack bone and just the general quality is lacking. Now,some may see these pups and go AWWWW,how cute! NOT! If someone is breeding for the BETTERMENT of the basset breed this is not the way to do it. Thanks for letting me vent.