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Everyone continues to be healthy & happy. Well, the pups are happy - Maisy keep asking me how long this will go on!




 

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We don't how the dad or daddies were - but deifnitely not basset. 3 look like rotties, 2 look like panda bears and 1 is brown. Also, no long ears. sigh
 

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I have heard that the ears don't start growing till about 5 weeks.But the breeders on here will know better.I feel so sorry for the mother.It's so great of you to take her in.Sometimes I just hate people, they create this problem then won't take care of it.I'm a bad person but bad thoughts going there way.
 

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Here's a female Basset aged 3 weeks and she has longish ears. I saw mine at 3 weeks and they were clearly Bassets with good ear length!
 

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Well I know that they would have a little longer ears, but this are just a few days old.There ears will get longer but you know there not pure basset, so there ears aren't going to be as long as a basset.I'll bet they get a little longer.
 

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8 day old Basset Pup - not much in the way of ears yet:


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The ears do not really stretch out till they are a few weeks old.You can tell if they are dehydrated by checking to see how thick the ears are or pulling up the skin,after a few weeks the ears are not a good way of telling dehydration any longer. This pup is three weeks old and her ears were starting to get longer.
 

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Soundtrack's puppy pictures show how to train your basset hound to be a good swimmer. Raise them in a kiddie pool.




By the way that is totally a joke. Don't expect your basset to be a good swimmer or let them near water unattended!
 

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A good thing I do rescue and not breeding! You can see how ignorant I am - I honestly thought the ears would be a lot longer on newborn bassets! Maybe they will resemble mom after all.
 

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The ear set is what will decide if the ears will look shorter than normal. The standard says, in repose, the ears should look like they are coming off the neck. At full length, pulling them forward ,they should wrap around the end of the nose. If you are looking at a puppy or dog head on, whose ears in repose, look like they are equal with the eyes then they have a high ear set.You will not be able to wrap the ears around the end of the nose
 

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When the pups are old enough we will find furever homes for them. Reading this forum and others on the 'net have convinced me that 10-12 weeks is best for them. So, they will be here for several months.
 

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Most of the basset mixes I've known have still had pretty long ears. I think it may be a dominant trait.
 

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Yes thanks for the pics. I look at those baby Bassets and it makes me want one. I just love those ears also.
 
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