Meet Herbie

s4sugar

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I'm boarding him for Basset Hound Welfare and he seems a lovely fellow so if you know anyone who would make the right home for this 15 month old, neutered, vacinated and housetrained boy that came from a family with children please get in touch...
www.bassethoundwelfare.org.uk

He is in Nottinghamshire at the moment but welfare have contacts around the country.

Sue
 

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Hi Sugar, well done for finding a space for him.

Can you explain why so many bassets are ending up in rescue? This is the third or fourth I have heard of in the past week, whereas even two years ago they were still considered quite rare.

Is it simply because they are becoming more popular? Are people buying them because of their appearance and then not able to cope with them?

What are their 'issues' if you know what I mean?
 

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Oh dear oh dear oh dear, I've just clicked on that link and read Spratt's story, and now I'm all teary
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Poor little dog, what barstewards people can be
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I hope Herbie finds a home soon
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He has been fine with the dog hes met here and with the welfare coordinator's other bassets. Plays a but rough as he can be a bit of a bulldozer but no aggression.
He has licked my horses through the gate and sat and watched chickens so he seems a sociable boy.

Edit - they are very cute as puppies and they have large litters. Herbie was from a puppy farm that trades openly but there are often cases where people breed and when they have unsold puppies growing rapidly they are perhaps not as fussy about who buys them as they might be?

Bassets are a large breed on short legs and people looking at small mum with cute puppies don't realise that they can be larger than a labrador and they are hounds so they follow their noses.

No problem if you accept it but they are not the dog for everyone.
 

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Oh dear oh dear oh dear, I've just clicked on that link and read Spratt's story, and now I'm all teary
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Poor little dog, what barstewards people can be
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Very little shocks me any more but my hand shot up to my mouth when I saw that first picture, that poor boy
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Oh dear oh dear oh dear, I've just clicked on that link and read Spratt's story, and now I'm all teary
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Poor little dog, what barstewards people can be
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Very little shocks me any more but my hand shot up to my mouth when I saw that first picture, that poor boy
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Every time I think I've seen enough to stop being shocked by the depths some people can sink to, someone goes a bit lower and proves me wrong
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Thanks for that sugar, I think I remember you mentioning that place before.

Annette...no harm in going to have a look-see?
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Until I'm moved out I have very little chance of getting past dad, he hasn't forgiven me for getting Jack without telling him
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Oh dear oh dear oh dear, I've just clicked on that link and read Spratt's story, and now I'm all teary
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Poor little dog, what barstewards people can be
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Very little shocks me any more but my hand shot up to my mouth when I saw that first picture, that poor boy
frown.gif


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Every time I think I've seen enough to stop being shocked by the depths some people can sink to, someone goes a bit lower and proves me wrong
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Shocked. Appalled. Saddened. Poor, poor Spratt. I genuinely don't understand how people can do that to a dog. It belies belief.

I know some medical conditions can be costly, but it doesn't cost a great deal to feed a dog "something", even the cheapest dog food on the market is miles better than letting your dog end up like this.

How can people sit by and eat their own meals when their poor dog stares up at them, skeletal and starving?

Unreal! Really pleased to hear Spratt has a good home now though. I love Bassetts. They are another breed that ticks the "floppy cuteness" for me like Spaniels.
 

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I love Bassetts. They are another breed that ticks the "floppy cuteness" for me like Spaniels.

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Patches put in a nutshell one reason why basset welfare is so busy!

To many people want a cute puppy without thinking ahead to what they will do with a grown dog.They are one of the largest breeds that big commercial producers turn out as the puppies are numerous, the bitches tend to whelp easily and they appeal to the cute, lets take one home, impulse buyer.

Until buyers ( of all dogs) get more educated about where to buy the rehome problem is just going to get worse.
 

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Jeez poor little Spratt, it seems like every breed rescue has tales like this, its shocking. I don't know if there is someone local to us who is breeding without care but I have met 3 bassets recently who have been dog aggressive, yet it is not something I remember ever seeing in the past.
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Please don't think I'm also the idiotic type of person that would buy a Basset just based on it's floppy cuteness, only to discard it when it's an adult dog.

I personally like the doe eyed appeal of breeds such as Spaniels, Bassets, Setters etc. I don't know that I would ever own a Bassett myself, not knowing enough about the breed, but I certainly wouldn't ever be guilty of impulse buying irresponsibly. I just coo at the from afar, much as I do many other breeds of dogs.
 

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Sorry Patches,
Not for one minute did I think you would do this and I'm sorry if that is how you read my post but unfortunately there are many who do.

I have to say I am the opposite and droopy faced breeds leave me cold.
 

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Oooo I wasn't offended, I just wanted to clarify my comment.

It's funny isn't it? I don't dislike any dog strongly, but any dog I would choose to buy has to have the "cuddle factor", as defined in my mind.
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