I'm curious, too. Those bassets on the front cover are certainly light-boned and long-legged.[/b]
Hunting With Basset HoundsI'm curious, too. Those bassets on the front cover are certainly light-boned and long-legged.[/b]
I have read that from http://www.hunting-directory.co.uk/basset_hunting.htm when looking for more info on the book already.Hunting With Basset Hounds
" You will note that I have been rather wary in referring to "Those packs comprising hounds of a "pure bred" appearance" because when we talk about hunting with basset hounds in the UK a complication creeps in, in the form of the English Basset.
Whilst you might find all the other varieties of basset hounds at dog shows, or as family pets, the English Basset is essentially a hunting dog. It generally consists of a cross between a basset hound and some longer legged type of hound, often a harrier or a beagle. This cross may be some way back in the individual's pedigree, and such hounds often breed true to type. In appearance they can vary from pack to pack, but are generally longer in the leg and shorter in the ear than the pure bred hound. Importantly they retain the magnificent voice of the pure bred hound, and of course, the unique basset personality!"[/b]
I am just looking for more info on what the book contains........basically a review of the book. Since the book is around $60 USD plus airmail shipping, I would like to know what I am buying as I wouldn't want to shell out for that bookif it's not what I was expecting.[/b]
Thanks, I'll check those links out.I could find no info in my search as well, Amazon UK does have a used book for sell for a few pounds less than those selling it new.
Info on current basset packs in england
Basset packs in England & Wales
Leadon Vale Basset Hounds
The East Lincolnshire Basset Hounds[/b]
I am familar with overseas pound prices and airmail.Remember, Buckshot, you need to almost double the price of the British Pound and most credit cards charge a conversion fee. I order a lot of books from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.fr and and in the last year I've been shocked by the prices! I've had to cut back on my book buying, that's for sure. [/b]