October 26, 2019

A few years ago, I enrolled my charming but naughty Penelope in an obedience puppy class. The instructor said “oh, gosh. I usually don’t take Basset Hounds in the group classes, Bassets and Beagles notoriously don’t listen and it takes an act of God to train them”.  Th...

June 8, 2019

Human Foods: YAH or NAY?

Most Human food is a huge NO NO for dogs, but some can actually be rather healthy in small amounts.


Apples (Seeds and core removed). Apples provide vitamins A, C, plus fiber and antioxidants

Bananas high source of potassium....

April 23, 2019

After several emails from you I am ADDING some important information to the last letter I sent out on Flea, Tick and Mosquito spray.  

Fleas can be very difficult to rid from your home, so prevention is the best medicine Eucalyptus oil or Repellant Blend (Terrashei...

March 20, 2019

Pecking or PICKING order (it’s all very scientific….LOL)

When we have a healthy litter, we wait until the puppies are 4-weeks old before allowing you to pick what puppy you want for your own. When a puppy lives for the first four weeks, we consider it viable.  This mean...

March 19, 2019

Puppies and essential oils. Lately there have been a few questions about the use of the essential oil lavender so thought this might be the perfect time to talk about some of the common issues.

  1. My dog runs for the hills when I bring out the lavender.  

    1. Yes!!...

February 5, 2018

Closed Kennel:

   Puppies are whelped in a closed environment:

This means the puppies are kept away from the comings and goings of an average household until they go home to their puppy parents. This includes humans; except the 1-2 people designated to help in whelp...

November 13, 2017

We for sure want a relaxed spirit....will an only child /boy be possibly more active or feisty or alpha?  

Excellent Question. I get this question often enough that I thought I would answer on the BLOG for everyone to consider.  There are different circumstances for all...

September 18, 2017

I can’t believe how big and active the puppies are.  Seems like yesterday I could pick up and carry 3 at a time.  No more.  It’s one by one now.  Although the puppies are all within ounces of each other.

Elliot (Green Ribbon) remains the biggest at just a...

August 7, 2017

Basset Hounds are notoriously lazy. that is what a basset does best after all.   With the oh so sad basset eyes they always tend to get an extra helping of cookies or treat. All that food, extra cookies, counter surfing (OH THE COUNTER SURFING!) and watching the Price...

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