Author: neilsmeyer

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Food & Exercise

Bassets have a reputation for being overweight and lazy dogs.  This is one of those situations where there are too many heavy basset hounds which are couch potatoes, plod along at a snail’s pace...

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Yes they can run

People are often surprised to see how fast our basset hounds run when we’re out at the field, taking them for their walks.  There is a fair assumption that bassets are slow and plodding,...

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How much do bassets cost?

The best lie my wife ever told me was that bassets only cost £12 a month…  This meant it wasn’t too big a financial decision when making the leap to get a pair of...

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Considering fostering a basset hound?

Over the past six years we have fostered five basset hounds – Sonny, Rufus, Jessie and a pair from South Africa, Pluto and Rascal.  Each hound comes with its own history, some of which...

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7 short years

It’s almost 7 years since we picked up Samson & Delilah from their home in Wales.  We found them after a long and winding drive that made us question the sanity and accuracy of...