What it Takes to Produce a

Healthy Litter of Basset Hound Puppies

Sometimes we are blessed and the cost to us is not over the top extreme.  Other times, the costs can triple.  It’s all up to God and Mother Nature.  Below is what it takes to produce a healthy litter of 8.


  • Transportation cost to Vet.  Our three Vets are located 100-600 miles away, that is 200-1200-mile round trip.   

  • Vaginal smears and progesterone tests, this is needed every other day for a week                     

  • Side by side Semen collection/ Times 3 times                                                                           

  • Trans-cervical insemination                                                                                                     

  • Prenatal ultrasound                                                                                                                 

  • X-ray prior to whelping                                                                                                            

  • C-Section                                                                                                                                

  • The cost to feed the dam while pregnant                                                                                       

  • The cost to feed the dam while she is nursing                                                                                 

  • Supplement milk for the puppies                                                                                              

  • Cost of feeding puppies after they are weaned                                                                         

  • Laundry and cleaning supplies                                                                                                 

  • Registration of litter                                                                                                                

  • Vaccines, Supplements and worming of litter                                                                           

  • Web Site Fees                                                                                                                          

  • Mothers Helper                                                                                                                       

  • Supplies not listed (WEE WEE pads, toys blankets et.al.)   


This does NOT include the time, dedication and CONSTANT attention it takes for Kyla and I to give in the raising and socialization of a healthy litter.