It sure has been an interesting experience searching for a second hound. First time we were dumb/ignorant; answered an ad in the newspaper and got an awesome hound. She was loved and cherished for 12 years. No serious health issues until the last year. Second time around, we're following all the "suggested" methods of hooking up with an "ethical" breeder but it's been like trying to grab the golden ring on a merry go round!