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Hello everyone. Hope everyone is well. Happy to be here. I'm joining the site as figured it would be really nice to be part of a support network as we are new basset 'parents' and would be great to connect with other basset families!
We are located in London, UK. My husband and I collected our tricolour basset puppy Peggy 2 weeks ago from a KC basset breeder.
Peggy is 12 weeks today and such a lovely girl. She is fine with her brother cats Freddie & Alfie although doesn't really understand that they don't want to play with her!!
One of the main reasons we wanted a Basset is that they're one of the best breeds with cats.
Despite not having bassets before we have researched the needs and my husband made a ramp for the two rather deep steps in our garden.
She's very sociable and not much seems to phase her - aside from a mini vacuum cleaner. She seems to be sleeping well at night (7-8 hours, not sure if that is normal?) although her 'play-biting' is very difficult to manage despite trying redirecting, apple spray etc. We are starting training classes on Sunday so hopefully we will find methods to help with that.
Anyway - just thought I'd pop in to say hello and looking forward to being part of the community.
Love
Ali & Peggy! x
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She a nice looking girl, from what I can see of her (love her dark eyes). I'd be interested to know who bred her (you can PM me). What is a KC breeder?

Don't be in too much of a hurry to start 'training' classes...... Puppy Socialising classes for sure, but please let her be A PUPPY. And make sure your trainer knows about Bassets!! And if she's only 12 weeks, now, I'd give her another week post her puppy shots, to be safe.

Yes with ramps. I have two which our old boy used. One is short to fit the back steps from our kitchen door (the full length one wouldn't) and one full length ramp for the car. Pity you are up East or you could have had my ramps now I have no need for them :cry:
 

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Our Maisie is now nearly five months old and very much a Basset. She is a serial hand chewer and despite having plenty of chew toys likes the flavour of Dad's assorted body parts. Blood has been spilt from hands, ears, lips, foreheads and fingers. Distraction is best and we find pig's ears, frozen water melon, carrots, apple chunks very helpful.

She is adorable and we walk ours on Sunday mornings with other bassets , including her mum.
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Our Maisie is now nearly five months old and very much a Basset. She is a serial hand chewer and despite having plenty of chew toys likes the flavour of Dad's assorted body parts. Blood has been spilt from hands, ears, lips, foreheads and fingers. Distraction is best and we find pig's ears, frozen water melon, carrots, apple chunks very helpful.

She is adorable and we walk ours on Sunday mornings with other bassets , including her mum. View attachment 28987
 

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Hi. I am in Melbourne Australia. Could you tell me where you got the bassets’ harnesses from? Or the brand. We have had trouble finding a good fit due to their impressive chests! Collars do not cut it on walks as both have thicker necks than heads and The Great Escape is their favourite movie...
my sister has a 4 months old basset called Maisie. Red and White. Also eats humans.
 

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Why not try a martingale collar? Harnesses don't often fit well, given the front shape of the Basset, and they don't usually stop a hound pulling!!
 

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Thanks very much! Hope you enjoyed Melbourne.

Thanks for the idea about the collars, Teazelsmum.

we have two bassets which is like having several normal dogs... my sister has one too. They all love to play together.
 

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for training I prefer the sporn no pull halter or clones.



the problem with most halters is the ill fit effect gate and therefore can lead to joint and orthopeadic issues/



 

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for training I prefer the sporn no pull halter or clones.



the problem with most halters is the ill fit effect gate and therefore can lead to joint and orthopeadic issues/



thanks

we used a similar sporn harness years ago for our bluetick coonhound-she hated having anything on her neck except a soft collar and she could pull like crazy!

i am reading a lot of stuff about harnesses now
 

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She is very cute! Congratulations! I am in love with Basset Hound dogs. I remember that my grandmother had one. I was a kid and I was playing all day with him. Now I own a Doberman. He is 8 months and already big. I decided to buy a small house in the backyard for him. I found this article Best Dog House - Trim That Weed. There is shown a top of the best dog houses with a lot of pros and cons. I easily made the perfect decision. Anyway, the most important thing for me is the fact that my beloved friend is happy with his new place.
 
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