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Hi from South West UK,

Maisie, our ten week old basset , arrived two weeks ago and is exactly what we expected. We have had labs, retrievers and setters before, but my aunt had a basset, which she loved , and our neighbour has one. I have always loved their look and manner, so we went for Maisie. My aunt always said bassets were headstrong, belligerent ,wilfully disobedient, stubborn and bone idle, and then they had bad days! She adored hers, and after less than two weeks, Maisie has proved her very right and has my heart in her hand.

She has toilet trained very well, only two parcels in two weeks, and a reducing number of puddles. Now she is going most nights without leaving a present for me in the morning. Her appetite is voracious and she seems to inhale food rather than eat it. She is having more than half a pound of puppy kibble every day, spread over four servings.

Our only issue is the teething and bite training. She has a mouth full of razor blades, and is making slow progress in softening the bite. She has plenty of chew toys, and has added drain pipe corners , feather dusters and water butt hose to her toys. We give her carrots, venison strips and pigs ears to help, but she still prefers the taste of Dad's thumb or Mum's dressing gown.
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She has had her vaccinations and will be able to play with others next week. She has puppy training in September.

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She is a good sleeper!
 

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Hi from South West UK,

Maisie, our ten week old basset , arrived two weeks ago and is exactly what we expected. We have had labs, retrievers and setters before, but my aunt had a basset, which she loved , and our neighbour has one. I have always loved their look and manner, so we went for Maisie. My aunt always said bassets were headstrong, belligerent ,wilfully disobedient, stubborn and bone idle, and then they had bad days! She adored hers, and after less than two weeks, Maisie has proved her very right and has my heart in her hand.

She has toilet trained very well, only two parcels in two weeks, and a reducing number of puddles. Now she is going most nights without leaving a present for me in the morning. Her appetite is voracious and she seems to inhale food rather than eat it. She is having more than half a pound of puppy kibble every day, spread over four servings.

Our only issue is the teething and bite training. She has a mouth full of razor blades, and is making slow progress in softening the bite. She has plenty of chew toys, and has added drain pipe corners , feather dusters and water butt hose to her toys. We give her carrots, venison strips and pigs ears to help, but she still prefers the taste of Dad's thumb or Mum's dressing gown. View attachment 28924

She has had her vaccinations and will be able to play with others next week. She has puppy training in September.

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She is a good sleeper!
omgggg, such a sweet puppy!
 

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OMG. If you are in the SW of the UK, make sure you keep her well away from me ...... I want her! Except that's not going to happen now :cry:

I'd love to know where she came from (Breeeder). And boy how fast they grow up. Congratulations in keeping her nails nice and short.
 

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She lives near Corsham and was bred in Swindon.

We are going on the Wiltshire Basset walk on Sunday, will take pictures.
 

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As promised, bassets on a walk in Wiltshire. Perfect for us new basset owners to learn from other owners, and the only issue was limiting her time running on her growing joints.
 

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Lovely scenes. The Basset Walk people put on some good venues * but we never went although we used to organise Walks for the London and Northern Home Counties branch of the BHC when we came back from Canada. They were always well attended, and great fun. I'm interested to see how many are now wearing harnesses, something we never did with ours.

I don't know breeders in the Swindon area although there was one around there, years ago now. There have been many new people breeding Bassets since we 'left' the scene.

* I may have the wrong walking group - the Basset Walking lot did have one yesterday but it was at Fingle Bridge, Nr. Okehampton on the edge of Dartmoor. Not exactly Wiltshire. ;)
 

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Yes , there is a bigger ,better one in Devon, we are just a half dozen basset lovers near Chippenham.
 
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