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I feel really sorry for the adult here... poor thing! Just look at the length of those claws.. :eek:. she looks pretty unhappy to me and looks like she never gets outside for walks and if she does, those feet are going to be so painful for her to walk on!

Just enlarge the picture to see what I mean!!! :eek: What do others think? I'd rescue them all.... Looking at these poor things makes me wonder if they even have nice comfy beds to lie on as they both look unhappy! I hope I'm wrong... but first impressions and all that!!!!

Enlarge this pic to see the poor dog's huge nails! Had she been walked, they would not be that length and if it is because she is walked on grass, any reputable breeder would have trimmed her nails long ago!!! I'm shocked and feel upset when I imagine how some breeders are only after making money and not caring towards their lovely dogs! :(



The advert says "we ship to the USA....an additional $400" :eek: "We are also expecting a new litter any day and we have puppies year round ! I reckon it's a puppy farm :( and you should go and rescue them all!!!! What reputable breeder has puppies all year round??? :(

Where I live, no breeder would be shipping their dogs/puppies anywhere, as it would be expected that we collect our puppy from the breeder and not have a new dog 'shipped'!!! Maybe some of these people don't want people to see how their animals are looked after.... or not!!!! :eek:
 

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Another thing to note...just like the last one they have SEVERAL breeds listed that they breed (think I counted 8!!!) and the picture doesn't give me the warm fuzzies. (Like SophieB noted about no beds/comfy places for them?) I'm guessing they are NOT on the BHCA list of breeders. I would really hold out until you get ahold of someone on there.

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On their home page they call themselves a "facility". That sounds like a red flag to me. If I were to buy a puppy, I'd want to buy it from a "home", not a "facility".

I have seen some very fancy setups for high end breeders, but this place really makes it sound like it's more of a for-profit business than anything else.

Don't be afraid to keep asking, I'm sure many visitors to the site will find the info that the experienced owners are giving very educational.
 

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I would avoid those type of Breeders,the puppies look very poor quality and the Bitch looks a very sad uncared for girl.
 

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Oh, that poor girl. I wonder how she can even walk with her toenails that long. She doesn't look very happy either.
I don't like that they will ship (I think a good breeder will want to meet the person, just my opinion) and also that they have puppies all year round.
Keep searching. I am sure you will find a good one.
Have you heard back from any of the breeders you emailed?
 

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I'm glad that Yogi's mum and Vonny agree with my thoughts on these poor Bassets!

It saddens me to think of the life I'm sure they lead! :( :(
 

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Summit, Have you considered getting a dog through a rescue organization? My dear Chloe came from rescue group and her adoption fee was $100. I know that pups do not often show up in rescue groups, but there are advantages to adopting a little older dog. (Many are potty-trained, have been spayed/neutered, don't get up all night, known temperament, etc.) I'm concerned that some of the puppies you are finding are coming from sources that are less concerned with the health of the animal and more about profit.
 

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Summit, Just read the other thread where you are looking for a pup. Looks like I just repeated what others said. Sorry for the duplicate. Finding a reputable breeder will pay off in the end; patience, patience, patience, my friend! :)
 

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I'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.
 

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I'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.
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 ;)

Also, there are often bassets in non-breed specific rescues as it's a fairly common breed. I know at the shelter I volunteer at we have two pure bassets at the moment.
 

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I get the feeling that poor dog is rarely left out of her cage. So sad.....
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! :(

An old Basset Hound will make a lovely pet, even if only for a few years!
 

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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!
 

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One look at the adult and there is no way that is a reputable decent breeder, my heart breaks for those dogs and the puppies, no way I would support this breeder by giving him a penny of my money. I don't care for the look of the puppies either, I have a few pics of Bella as a puppy but none on photobucket of her standing, wish I did so I can show the difference. 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.













She is a daddy's girl, we are a funny couple him on his loveseat laptop on his lap and cuddled up basset hound every night, and I am on the couch with a laptop on my lap and basset hound cuddled up by me. All of these pictures were taken within the 2-3 week period after we brought her home, (bassets grow in leaps and bounds it's unreal) we got her at 9 weeks of age.
 

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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 ;)
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.

He lived with me for 8 more years (think he was 14 when he died!) and I cherished all of them. He was such a loving, loyal, sweet dog. He slept at the foot of my bed every night and honestly, the more comfortable he got in his new home, he acted more and more like a puppy. I'll never forget my happy memories of seeing him bouncing down the halllway when I came home from work. His ears would be flopping, his eyes shining, couldn't wait to give me his paw.

Bassets are just a joy, their entire life. I really believe that.

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.
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.

Apologize in advance- I just found this place and I'm worried about my Basset's health. but the more I read here the more I love it. :)
 

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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!
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.

My breeder where I got my sisters from and previous Bassets in the 80s and 90s, who is also a good friend, would never ever sell one of his beloved Bassets to an 'anonymous' emailer and neither would two other friends of mine in Bassetdom! They are very particular about who has their dogs and they only breed when they want new show stock or want to introduce a new strain into their 'family' and my two Basset sisters were his first for three years whereas I dread to think what happens at places like in Summit's opening message! :(

I wonder if it's worth contacting the RSPCA (or the equivalent in the US) and get them to go and check out this breeder and rescue those poor dogs (and goodness knows how many more)!

Where do you live Summit? Maybe someone on here or another Basset site may know of a breeder near you with nice healthy stock.


Edit: Boopus 1965, your gorgeous Bella looks very much like mine and she looks so comfy and loved in your photos, whereas the photos of the Bassets that Summit showed, don't look as though they have any comfort in their lives and probably live in a cage on a cold stone floor and the mum has never walked on those long talons... poor girl! :( :( :( Too upsetting for me and these people need to not breed unless they care nicely for their animals, like we do.
 

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Heres the link...thanks all!
Breeders.NET
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!

I looked at the pictures again and couldn't stop myself from contacting the breeder to ask about the dog getting walks and saying the nails need trimming.... and the reply was (in BLOCK CAPS = shouting on a PC)

"THE DOGS DO GET THEIR NAILS TRIMMED AND OUR VET DOES VISIT HERE OFTEN!!!!
WE DO TAKE CARE OF OUR BASSETS AS THE PICTURES SHOW!!!"

Well pardon me but I beg to differ with that reply from the breeder above! :eek: That looks like five years of nail growth! :eek:

I hope Summit will be able to find a nice Basset to love and an older one would not be a problem, because like others on here, we have rescued several oldish Bassets from about 4 up to 8 and all have been adorable pets. One old Basset we rehomed had Glaucoma and was blind and had been abandoned outside a dog home, we hoped it was because the owner couldn't afford the treatment. :(

Although he broke our hearts, he loved living with our other two Bassets at the time and still loved his walks along the lane sniffing out rabbits and pheasants and he lived for what we thought was a good age, although we never knew exactly his age, only what the vet thought he was!


PS: Where abouts do you live Summit because someone on here may be able to help you locate a nice Basset?
 
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