Basset Hound Owners And References

From Indiana:

He is the BEST puppy I’ve ever had!!! He is totally potty trained & crate trained now. He gets along great with the other dogs. On top of that he is the funniest dog!!!


From Michigan:

Wow, are all your puppies this amazing or did we just hit the Jack Pot? 🙂 We all just love our Charlie Jo. Thanks! She is doing great with the potty training btw. Super Smart Girl!!.

From California:

Back in November 2006 you handed me the best dog in the world. He was to be a gift for my wife though we weren’t married just yet back then. I remember picking him and you gave him a bath in your garage with a tip to bathe him in warm water like you would yourself. You looked at him after drying him off and said right before handing him to me that “He’s going to be a good dog.” We named him Primo and he ended up being the best dog we could have ever hoped for and more the past 14 years 3 months and 18 days.

Primo’s no longer here as we lost him 2 days ago on Feb 18th. We were lucky that we got to spend every day of the past year with him due to the COVID19 lockdowns. He was so smart. He knew how to untangle himself from obstacles while walking on a leash. He knew when one of us had come home without seeing or hearing us by scent alone. He was with us through 5 states and many stages of our life. He was so faithful and happy all the time. He was always so tough and was active until the very end.

My wife and I felt compelled to write to you to let you know how much he meant to us and thank you for bringing something so special into the world for us.

Thank you for the bottom of our hearts,

Randy and Emily

From New York:

Happy Halloween!!! We are enjoying Nellie so much. She’s a wonderful dog and fits right in with our other 2 Bassett Hounds, Rosie and Dante. She is so special, sweet and loving. She loves going for car rides and to the beach.


From Illinois:

We can’t express how impressed we are with the pup we got from you! He has an amazing temperament and is such a quick learner and just the sweetest boy and even tempered! He is already 40 lbs and is so healthy. The woman who is teaching his puppy obedience training class raised bassets for many years and raves how beautiful he is. He is great with other dogs and kids. We’d love to possibly get a second in spring/early summer of 2022. Can I get on the list now?

Thank you so much Dan!


From Indiana:

Hello Dan,

About 15 yrs ago my wife got me a male puppy from you. I named him Dudley. Jane then soon after got me another little boy, Dutch. Dudley & Dutch were the best thing to happen to me. Good memories of riding in the back of my ’49 Jeepster to Dairy Queen for a doggie cup. People loved seeing them. Dutch got lymphoma at 8. With chemo Dutch lasted till 9. We were heartbroken. But Dudley went the distance. He died last June 23rd. He had the most wonderful life. He went with me EVERYWHERE. I miss him dearly. Dudley & Dutch had the same mom, Miss Ruby Johnson. Dudley’s dad was Governor Nelson. I don’t remember Dutch’s dad.

Anyway, I was thinking, what if I got another little one in the same bloodline as Dudley & Dutch? Maybe a little girl this summer? It would mean so much to me to know they came from Dudley’s bloodline.


From Illinois:

Hi Dan,
We are not looking for a show dog, just love bassets. Maple has turned out so well. That is the reason I am coming back to you. I’m happy to put down a deposit. Just let me know the best way. Thanks,


From Louisiana:

Hello! I have admired your bassets on your Facebook page for some time. I actually reached out to a friend, as he owns a basset to see where he got his, and it just so happens that he got his basset (Fred) a few years ago from Sandy Hill! I am an avid basset hound lover who grew up with a basset and a beagle, and am now interested in owning one of my own. Do you have any upcoming litters? I’m happy to jump on the phone too if that’s easier. Thanks!


From Wisconsin:

Hi, Dan!

I just can’t stress enough how happy we are with our pup! We named him William Flash Longfellow, Willy for short. WE LOVE HIM. We’re convinced that he is the sweetest puppy in the world. He follows us around and loves to get and give affection. He sleeps all night! He eats well, plays hard, naps well, is potty training fairly easily, and has melded into our family of humans and 2 other dogs so easily. He is a celebrity in the neighborhood – LOTS of “ooo’s” and “ahhh’s” anytime someone meets him. He ran in the backyard with 10 kids last evening. I think he is even convincing a no-pet neighbor that maybe a dog would be a good idea for their kids…! (How could you resist his sweet wrinkly face and the long ears and stubby legs…?!)

I met my first basset hound when I was 15. I’ve wanted one ever since. (I’m in my 40’s – it was time 🙂 ) Willy is exactly what I’ve been searching for. So glad we found you and your pups, Dan! Thank you!

Sarah L. & Family

From Indiana:

Thanks Dan. Attached is my boy Hank that I got from you a couple years ago.

John O.

From Utah:

Hi Dan, I wanted to share with you a photo of my handsome boy. We took this last night. He weighs 51 pounds and is doing so well. He’s all the way potty trained and is VERY proud of himself. He is SO SMART! He sits and reasons things out and one of his favorite things to do is to climb an old fountain we have in our back yard. We have blocked it off and he keeps finding all sorts of new ways to climb up the fountain and look over the fence. My husband said he wondered if he had a bit of Mountain Goat in him? Ha ha. We will be tearing the fountain down because he simply won’t stay away from it.

HE LOVES STICKS! Brings us sticks in from outside constantly. Some of these sticks are bigger than he is and he will sit and figure out ways to get them through the doggie door. The funny thing is, is that when we tell him “NO, you can’t bring that in here.” He gives us this look and then turns around and takes the stick back outside.


I hope you don’t mind me sending you updates? I just figure you’d like to see how your beautiful puppies are doing.

Take Care and thank you for the Light of my life


From Indiana:

Hi Dan,

Not sure if you remember me, but we got a puppy (Judy) from you back in July. She is doing great! Healthy, happy, and loved. She’s weighing in at 51 pounds now! Anyway, just wanted to give you an update on one of your hound dogs.

Take care, and thank you.

Jarod S.

From Washington:

Hi Dan. Not sure if you remember me. I bought 2 Bassets from you a year apart, Bentlee and Birklee, in Spokane WA. I just wanted to let you know Birklee will be featured in a Facebook commercial. He received his first paycheck today. $150. I’m so excited. Ill try to put it on your Facebook page. Proud Momma today! They are such amazing boys! Thank you.


From Utah:

Hi Dan,

This is my Boy Ollie. We took him to see Santa today. I love him so much and he’s getting sooo big! You sent him to me on July 25th, 2019, to Utah. . He couldn’t be loved more. Thank you so much for my baby! He’s a happy little guy!

Toni M.

From Georgia:

Hi Dan,

I just wanted to update you on sweet Nelson. He is doing well and acts like he has been here forever. He is definitely Sydney’s boy. He sleeps with her and follows her every step. When she leaves the house, Larry and I listen to him cry for Sydney for a bit and then he realizes my lap is almost as good as hers. He is a sweet little boy, but is very jealous if any of us give the other dog attention. It gets quite interesting when my oldest daughter comes home from college with her two dogs. But they all do good together.

I just wanted to let you know what a sweetheart he is and how much we love him. We had family pictures made and the below picture was one of Nelson. The photographer loves it so much he is using it to advertise his business on social media.

I trust you and your family are well. I hope you have a blessed Christmas.