While at the Nationals I attended a seminar on Thrombopathy. Betsy has this topic covered but this is a reminder to those looking to purchase a puppy or considering breeding. Thrombopathy along with von Willebrands are diseases that cause bassets to bleed abnormally. Some breeders who say they have never seen either one of these in their lines may have carriers and do not know it,so,every dog used for breeding should be tested. The test for Thrombopathy can now be done by your own Vet. Go to the BHCA website to find out how to get a test kit. I am not going into great detail because ,as I said,Betsy has it covered. Bassets shouldn't bleed!