So many posts about these, the best of our companions. As I sit here with our 6 week old basset hound asleep in my lap I have this question going through my head. Where is the forum for Dogs? We talk about them enough. Try to find them for our homesteads and try to sell them from our homesteads. Rescue them, love them, worry over them. I would volunteer, but I dont know computers well enough and probly would not be reliable. Am I the only one who sees the need for a dog forum on hst ? Now about the puppy. We picked up two bassets over the last three weeks. They are both tris. So beautiful. We intend to bread. I look at the little ones and iI have become verry criticle about their apearances. I find myself woundering if they will carry one the traits that I desire in my dogs. Does anyone else have these wounderfull dogs? Do you know where I can find info of the proper form at puppyhood? I felt I was verry picky when chooseing them. Maybe I will have to work quite some time to get the traits I want in the dogs. We will also be raising pyrs. I have noticed that some of the things I like in both breads are not what is common, or "besired" for "show" bogs. Should I care? I dont intend to show. Dont have the time. I am of the opinion that to bread to show has harmed some of the lovely traits of some dogs. Our basset girl has a blue sire. He is smashing!!! The breader has another litter on the way where the sire has a son that is TWICE the size of any other basset I have seen. (the son is neutered, due to an accident when he was a couple of months. The vet said to nueter him would probly stunt his growth. WOW wounder how big he could have gotten?) Anyway I love the bigger ones. Stocky and solid. Mrs C.