Basset Hound Owners And References

Amy N from Indiana: ( In memory of Lola – 2016)

Hi Dan,

It is with heavy, heavy heart that I write this. My husband doesn’t understand why I felt I needed to contact you but I felt I needed to. Our wonderful, sweet, adorable Lola died in a tragic accident this week. We have always had a pool and have always been incredibly careful but this one time the gate got left open and the rest is a horrible nightmare that I won’t soon get past.

I have had many pets over my 56 years but none, absolutely none wrapped around my heart like she did. I guess I am so grieving her that I felt I needed to let her whole family know. You were her first family and in spite of this horrible loss I am ever grateful that we met you and found our sweet girl. I guess I hoped that in some way it would help me if you knew and knew how much I loved her.

All of the pets I’ve lost in the past died of old age or of an illness after many years. I never dreamed of losing one just shy of her first birthday. She brought me more joy in her short life than I can describe. Losing my baby so tragically is unbelievably heart wrenching.

I hope you will understand why I needed to let you know.

I’m trying to remember only happy times but my heart aches for her. Our other dog really bonded with her and seems so lost.

Thanks for raising these pups who bring such joy to everyone they meet.

You don’t have to respond to this, I just needed to tell you.Our dear Lola was the best pup ever. She loved everyone and everyone who met her adored her. I have never been around a happier dog with any better disposition. That is what makes this so hard but also will eventually help us all heal as we remember all the joy she brought us and the many pictures and videos we have of her.

Amy N

Indiana, In October of 2015

Hi Dan,

I just had to update you about our Lola! She is an amazing pup!! She is now in her crate in the kitchen with the big dogs and sleeps from about 9-6 am! She NEVER messes in her crate! She loves my grandson Max as you can see above. They are constant play mates. Lola is doing remarkably well on her housebreaking! This is our best ever puppy experience and we love her to pieces! She is very social and visits my mother and her dog, my daughter’s dog and loves to go the the vet. We are so blessed to have found you and her!


From Michigan:

Good Evening,

Sunday evening puppy pictures were a real treat for us. We wanted to thank you by sending a few of Nelson at his new home.

He is so sweet! Only 1 accident! We noticed in your pictures that there was a carrying crate in with the pups, I think it helped in making Nelson be comfortable with his crate, he acts like its his place (which it is), thank you!

Thank you, we really appreciate all the work that you put into making Nelson a great puppy!

Heather and Kirk

From California:

Hi Dan,

Sunny is on a 2 week trip with us. He is doing great. Lola, our 10 year Basset has warmed up to him after a few day’s of adjustment. He has quite the personality already.

Tony & Maryjane

From Texas


The entire vet’s office went berserk over the two puppies you shipped us Thursday. They took many pictures and are featuring them on the Vet’s web page.

The pups are too cute and too much fun.

You do a great job. I hope you breed dogs for years to come.

We will be back!

Best, Robert

Dan H. in Michigan


I hope you are doing well. I wanted to send you some pictures of our awesome puppy Murray. We love him to death and he is the star of the neighborhood.

Heather From Michigan:

Greetings Dan,

Thank you for allowing us so much time with our lovely little blue collared puppy today! Kirk and I may choose to name him Gary. We very much appreciated how thoughtful, informative and patient you were with us, as well as your willingness to answer questions and let us meet your dogs.

We were impressed by the level of care and the clean and professional, but at the same time warm and caring environment you provide for your animals. It makes us feel very confident that we have picked the right breeder.

I am also very thankful that you are taking the extra time to feed our little guy supplemental bottles. That really shows that you are willing to go above and beyond expectations to care for your puppies.

Thank you!

Blessings and Thanks Again!

Fran From Illinois:

Hi Dan,

I just wanted to take a minute and let you know that Elmer is doing great! He had a great vet checkup. No worms, of course, and the vet said he was a great looking puppy and a fine example of the breed. He said you were the kind of breeder he wished every pup he saw came from. He has fit right into my Grandson’s life. His little brother (7) and sister (4) love him to pieces. They play so hard together that sometimes Elmer puts himself in his crate for a nap. He has been house training like a pro. Dylan has been very conscientious about taking him out and he has done extremely well. My daughter and son-in-law have always had boxers and love that breed, so I was surprised when she told me that he was “just the perfect little guy”. Tonight they sent me a picture of him lying halfway out of his crate, fast asleep. He loves going for rides in Dylan’s Bronco, and he always greets you with lots of kisses. I will gladly recommend you to anyone that is looking for a Basset. We couldn’t be any happier with Elmer. Thank you again for all your communication and the pictures every week. It helped Dylan to be patient waiting for him. I received his papers in the mail earlier this week, thank you for sending them so promptly.

Fran R

Brenda Michigan:

Here is a copy of this year’s Christmas card. Hank is on the right. He was the runt from the 7/7/13 litter. Love him more and more every day.

Have nice holidays.

Brenda P F

From Illinois:

I thought you might like to see how Daisy has settled in with the Kinsey’s. We absolutely love her. She is beautiful and has a great personality. Thanks for breeding great bassets!walking through the woods and finding peacefulness at night.

Hi Dan!

Writing to report that in just 3 1/2 days, it is clear we have an award winning beautiful basset boy puppy from your farm again!

From the car ride home, we thought Lenny was special, but now we know for sure.

He immediately took to our 3 yr old basset, Seymour, watching his every move and falling right in line 🙂 They seem in love!

He hasn’t had an accident in the house, happy to report 🙂

He sleeps after only a few whimpers when put in the cage at bed time. Only wakes up once in the middle of the night, pees and goes right back to bed.

He plays beautifully. So alert and happy.

Eating perfectly.

First vet appt yesterday was an A+ report!!

Seems to good to be true!! We love him so much already and can’t wait to see him develop as a member of our family!!

Thank you so much once again! You do a beautiful job raising and socializing your puppies!!

Shari and family

From One Of Our Basset Hound Owners In New Orleans:

Hey Dan, I just wanted to let you know that she has arrived and is safe and sound!! Thank you so much for her, she’s gorgeous!

Basset Hound Owner From Michigan

Hello Dan,

I just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time today meeting you and bringing Henry home. He is doing so well. He is one of the sweetest puppies I have ever seen.

Also, I just love Mojo and the December female that you were keeping from him for future breeding. Please keep me updated on any puppies from him or any solid reds from Mojo. I just loved him and I would have bought the red female on the spot if you weren’t keeping her. If you ever decide to sell her, which I know you’re not, but I would take her in a heartbeat! 🙂 I just love her and can’t get over how sweet and beautiful she and her father are.

I look forward to seeing you again some day, and thank you again for my mother’s perfect puppy and for the wonderful work that you do. I am going to be adding you to our breeder board at my vet’s office. Every person that considers a basset should be coming to you.

(3 days later)

Took Henry into work at my vet’s office, and the doctors said he was perfectly bred and healthy. I already knew he was, but I wanted you to know that we have two veterinarians that said he was exceptionally well bred and healthy. 🙂

From Indiana:

Hi Dan,

Have been wanting to let you know how much we love our little boys! Rocky (red and white) and Ace (all brown) do EVERYTHING together and are getting along very well. Jon took some time off work at first in order to establish a routine and that helped a lot. We are now in our weekly work-and-weekend routine and the pups are growing like weeds. The vet says they are in fine shape – 13.4 and 12.4 pounds.

Just wanted you to know that we are a happy Basset family .

I have attached a pic.

Thanks so much and keep up the good work.

J & L

Hi Dan,

I wanted to send you pictures we had done professionally last weekend.

Hes doing great.