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Our 1 year old Basset Hound Thor would like a wife. We would like to breed him at least once. He is a gorgeous tri-color basset who is about 48 pounds, very handsome and sweet. Any Takers?
 

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Our 1 year old Basset Hound Thor would like a wife. We would like to breed him at least once. He is a gorgeous tri-color basset who is about 48 pounds, very handsome and sweet. Any Takers?
Please know that once used, your young dog will be looking round for the next bitch - who even if you find a first one, (if he's that nice, people may well go to his sire!) won't be there. Fact is HE doesn't 'need a wife'. You know he will have to have any endorsements lifted by his breeder before any offspring he might sire can be registered with the AKC. Also do you know enough about the breed, the faults, dominant and recessive, to know if any bitch whose owners are interested in using your dog, won't be doubling up on his faults? Have you looked at the pedigree of youir dog and know about the individual animals involved?

There's a lot more to allowing a dog to be used at stud than mating dog A to bitch B. Remembering the owner of the stud dog is 50% responsible for what he might sire.

We all think our pets are 'the business' but you'd do far better to love him for the super boy he is, and leave breeding him alone.

We had a couple of males who were successful in the ring, and did have enquiries to use them - most of which I turned away.
 

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There's a lot more to allowing a dog to be used at stud than mating dog A to bitch B
In that vain what have you done to "prove" he would be a worthy stud. What is his sperm count and viability of sperm? 4 generation pedigree? Dog registration? has he been DNA sampled for identification? Health testing basset hound thrombosis, open angle glaucoma. What is the history of his line in regard to allergies, orthopedic issues including IVDD, luxating petella, elbow and carple issues. bleeding disorders, glaucoma. Cancer What is the average longevity of the line? References from other owners of the line preferably the same litter?
 
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