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ok i notice that alot of these bassets are bigger than lulu rounder and saggyer than her does that come with age or we not feeding her well enough she is rather thin fo a basset though she weighs almost 50lbs
what do you all feed your dogs and how much and how often?
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Some of the finest bassets I've seen is American,
there's a lot of very goodlooking dogs here at CyberHound.
And I'll say that the personality is the most important,
and most bassets share that - no matter how they look!

This is a link to some of the pics I took last year when visiting
the famous cheese litter at Ann-Britt's kennel "White Dynamit's"
Some of them have already got CERT and will be Champions soon.
As you can see, they have lots of wrinkles.
The Mother Bea is on some pics too, for comparing.
she has loose skin and she has face wrinkles but not like the huge ones around her neck and legs like i have seen from some that look more houndy than she does i didnt know they came in soo many differnt varitys that is very interesting, no i love her wouldnt trade her for all the wrinkles in the world and the bassets i see around here they tend to look like lulu i hadnt seen the really wrinkled ones until i was here and it made me wonder what the differnce was
omg thats just cruel look at those puppys omg they aer sooo cute it makes me want to get another one so lulus not lonely , not that she is , she has a doggie friend but still we cant afford another one for awhile but man maybe as my kids grow up an dleave home i will replace them with bassets and name them the same as my kids so i can still yell out their names :cry:
so i am guessing the extra wrinkly dogs have extra wrinkly puppys those are some very wrinkled puppys and mama goregous just gorgeous i will do more homework before buying another one next time maybe i will know more about what i am doing
Originally posted by Booya
i don't think wrinkles in general are necessarily a characteristic of a pure-bred basset
Here is the Basset Hound Standard, written by the Basset Hound Club of America, which states
The skin over the whole of the head is loose, falling in distinct wrinkles over the brow when the head is lowered. A dry head and tight skin are faults.
A "dry" head is a head without pronounced wrinkles. I've attended judging seminars where judges are instructed that wrinkles on the legs are also characteristic of the breed.

The wrinkles are a reflection of abundant skin, which supposedly allows the basset to move more easily through dense cover when tracking game. Of course, it's possible to overdo skin and wrinkles, and then you get into the types of skin problems Sharpei have.
Bea, the "Cheese Litter's" mom is beautiful, just a gorgeous hound.

Janet 'n Twinkie
well she has loose skin on her face, head, neck, and body and mildly loose around her legs but not much shen she lays down her face wrinkles up but her legs i guess just wont, i thought maybe they got more loose as they got older like people do hee hee
Originally posted by hillyb
well she has loose skin on her face, head, neck, and body and  mildly loose around her legs but not much  shen she lays down her face wrinkles up but her legs i guess just wont, i thought maybe they got more loose as they got older like people do hee hee
dude, i wouldn't worry. judging from the picture, you have a very good looking Basset, by any standard. she has huge paws too which is a nice characteristic.
it was more a curiousity than a worry is all
You're asking good questions, hillyb. :) Most people (myself included), when they buy their first basset, don't realize how big a difference there is between bassets bred for the pet trade and bassets specifically bred to conform to the breed standard.
what is conframation i saw a link and was sort of reading it thru is that for showing dogs? do some of you show dogs? and breed them ? as well as own them
Conformation refers to how closely a dog's appearance, physical structure, movement, and temperament compare (conform) to the breed standard (see above link). The breed standard describes the ideal basset hound, and conformation show breeders try to produce bassets that come as close to perfectly meeting the standard as possible.

There are many different types of dog shows, trials and tests. In conformation shows, dogs are judged according to how closely they conform to the standard for their breed. This is the type of show most people think of, when they think of dog shows. It's what you see every year on Westminster. Other types of dog "shows" include field, obedience, rally and agility trials, and tracking and hunt tests.

Several CyberHound members show their dogs, and some also breed. I got started by showing a pet basset in obedience. I noticed pretty quickly that she didn't look very much like the conformation bassets. I started asking the same questions, and that's how I became interested in conformation. Currently, my bassets participate in obedience, conformation, and tracking.
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Ruby is very "bassety"; she comes from good stock as they say. Her parents are champions as are a lot of her litter. She was the runt of a litter of 10.

The reason why Ruby has such a massive chest and shoulders is because when she was a puppy, she used to climb up the stairs in our first house in MA, and those stairs were very tall. She basically had quite a work-out every time she came up them.

Right now she's 50 pounds but she was 53 pounds when we lived in Florida and even up to 55 when we lived in Massachusetts. I think the reason why she's lighter now is because our house is very long and she's forever walking up and down the hall trying to locate either one of us. :lol:

After seeing all of the bassets at the San Diego picnic this past weekend, she really is "little" Ruby, even tho we started calling her that as a puppy as endearment. A lot of people were surprised to learn that she's 50 pounds (of muscle and skin as I am fond of saying). :D
wow this is all very interesting i will have to read more about it i watch those dog shows all the time i love watching them i never could figure out exactly what they were judging them on i mean you can see them feeling the dogs and looking at them walk and prance and ect, and i have seen the agility shows where they run their dogs thru the races and stuff which i find very interesting as well and yes i didnt know they came in soo many varietys i mean when i looked in the paper for basset hounds i didnt know to ask well blah blah blah i will know more next one i buy in a year or so proably since they dont run very cheap 600-1300 around here and i will do more research in to the breeders, do you all know of any good breeders in missouri
There are several fine breeders in Missouri who are members of the Basset Hound Club of America. :) When you're ready, check out the website for the Basset Hound Club of America and then click "Finding a Basset".
thanks soo much for the help and information sorry for asking soo many questions
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