We have a 2-year-old ‘back-yard-bread’ Bassett. She is a wonderful dog but has some health issues (I assume because of too much inbreading). I am in the market for another one of these wonderful dogs but wanted to make sure to avoid health problems as much as possible. Hence, I’d been looking at full-bread Bassetts with papers et. al.
After reading Rescueing Sprite and listening to Mark’s heart felt plees to adopt from a shelter, I have decided to take a Bassett from a rescue shelter and donate the money that I would have spent on a ‘full-bread’ dog to that shelter. More to follow once I have our new family member. In the mean time I can’t help but share this picture of our Gooseberry (at about one year old).
Stephen from MD