A senior basset might not be your favorite choice the first time around (understandably) but I can tell you first hand that old bassets are wonderfulI've been in contact with all the shelters in Colorado and with a basset rescue. So far no luck outside of older bassets 8+. Ill keep looking though.
They both look so sad that I find it quite upsetting. Even the pup has a hang-dog look... and not the 'normal' hang-dog look we get from our well-loved hounds. POOR things... I can't help thinking about them and wondering if they have any warmth and comfort in their lives!I get the feeling that poor dog is rarely left out of her cage. So sad.....
Oh my goodness, I so agree! My first Basset, I adopted from someone who was moving- they just didn't want to take him with them. They were ready to have him put down because they thought he had cancer- even though what he had was just those harmless Basset-ish fatty lumps They've never had it checked out by a vet. Anyway, I had already fallen in love with the old guy and they were happy to let me take him. My vet gave him a clean bill of health and said the fatty masses were just that- harmless lypomas, ie, fatty lumps, not cancerous.A senior basset might not be your favorite choice the first time around (understandably) but I can tell you first hand that old bassets are wonderful
This is really fascinating to me. Your pup looks just like my current Basset. Its likely a newbie question, but if not, I'd be much obliged if you could explain: whats the difference between a Euro bloodline and the alternative? how do you discern? Feel free to link me to something (please do!), this is probably a typical question around here.Just keep in mind that this is Euro blood line, which explains the difference in head and stuff, you won't find this in a backyard breeder tho.
Excellent idea, especially considering that emails could be sent by people who a reputable breeder would rather speak to on the phone, or better still, speak to face to face. You can tell so much more by a voice and a face than an anonymous email.Summit,
If I recall correctly, you said you emailed breeders from the Basset Hound Club of America breeder's list, and didn't get a reply. Consider calling them. Lots of these folks aren't particularly into computer communication, and respond better to a phone call. Good luck!
Earlier today I looked again at the 'sad' picture of the Bassets in the link and I sent it to my cousin who is a veterinary nurse and I asked her views (without having given her my own) and she said in a word... "neglect" and then "back-yard breeder" and she said the dog with the nails would find it painful if she was walked and said those 'talons' need a good trimming!