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hunting vs show-lines Bassets...

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by leashedForLife, May 31, 2010.


  1. leashedForLife

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    the only dog with a low-belly in this photo below, is the recent-dam, who has a double row of udders, still -
    The hunt | Basset Artésien Normand 'de Bérénice'

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    NOTE -
    check the # of studs + breeds below; especially note the dogs NAMES -
    Marks Basset Acres - Studs
    *mark* is a good-ol-boy and i would lay $20 that he was born south of the Mason-Dixon line. ;) i will also bet he has a Rebel-flag
    on his car-bumper as a decal, on the radio-antenna as a pennant, or on a 35-ft flagpole in front of the house - maybe all 3.
     
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    I have never seen the working bred bassets before lovely dogs. Would be nice to see a few in the show ring but then again dogs clearly don't need ground clearance to work in the field and masses of wrinkles are so important
     
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    :001_tt2: :thumbup:
     
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    I must admit that i love looking at hound pics especially basset pics and you just melted my heart putting them up lol i love the look of the working boys and girls they all look sooo happy though.

    Must admit aswell that is the first time ive seen the difference aswell :D

    *Kara*
     
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    the hunting lines look fantastic. why can't they be in the showring instead of the show types? how can they say show types are fit for function?
     
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    incredible. i've never seen a basset like that. it just shows that show types aren't fit for function. its unhealthy to have such excessive "furnishings". those working bassets have none, lovely and smooth.
     
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    prefer the hunting lines tbh, they look so much healthier :thumbup:

    one of the many reasons i love malamutes, they are an active working breed that hasnt been altered :)
     
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    :001_wub: They look so much better than the show lines
     
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    I have seen hunting Bassets before and to me, they are infinitely preferable to the over wrinkled, saggy bellied show lines! Fit for function? Yes, the working bred ones are - not so the show bred ones! :(

    I saw a pack of hunt bloodhounds at a show last year too. They were gorgeous, with no heavy wrinkles or saggy bits and their temperaments were superb!:)
     
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    Your thread would have had more credence if the dogs you show as hunting dogs were not also winning as show dogs! :D

    Click the "champions" section on your link to working dogs above and you get this:

    Champions | Basset Artésien Normand 'de Bérénice'

    A show champion who is also a working champion and not a wrinkle or a low belly in sight. :D :thumbup:
     
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    I'm sure now it was a working Basset I saw - possibly an Albany. The legs were a lot longer [than show basset] and the hindquarters higher than the front - shorter ears, no wrinkles. It looked a bit odd at first glance especially the raised back end. I often see some interesting dogs here, this one was at the monthly Farmers Market. Wish I'd asked the owner now!
     
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    and Your Thread, *weaver, would have more credence if U had not based this statement on ONE kennel -
    out of FOUR links. ;) tell me - Would any of the Art/Normand Bassets WIN in a UK-KC conformation ring? betting not... :D

    and how come the UK-kennel lines of Bassets do not have more dual Champions? :huh: food for thought...
    cheers,
    --- terry
     
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    That's one dog in the kennel if you look at the site a stunning one.

    I thought it was quite sad watching a Crufts hound group final from the 80's and the announcer person said this is one of the few remaining dual purpose bloodhounds in the country
     
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    that is a shame. :( altho i am guessing the commentator meant the dog was either a dual-Champ, or a show-Champ who trailed?

    i would love to see more breeders espouse working their dogs - whether lure-coursing with sighthounds, duck-penning with
    herding-breeds, something - ANYthing. :thumbup:

    hope springs eternal...
     
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    I don't know it's on the Crufts tv site. Lovely dog. It would be nice to see more dog being worked as well as shown.
     
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    :001_wub: I guess that site does have some uses
     
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