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Shecaras Bobby arrives in his new home!

I’m a little late with posting these pictures, but really wanted to share! Bobby arrived in his new home in Louisiana, where his coming was much anticipated! I was thrilled to receive this piture!
Another picture of him settling in with his new family:


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Shecara Bassets bids farewell to “Anchor”

Today we said good bye to “Anchor”, aka Shecara’s Anchors Away.  He leaves on his long trip to Dubai where his new owners anxiously await.  Farewell Anchor, we’ll miss your jolly attitude and know you will bring much gladness in your new home!

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Goodbye Nalin…

Today Nalin the Basset Hound Puppy, also known as Shecara’s Bilbo Baggins, left for his long trip to his new family in Texas. Nalin is one of our 3rd generation Shecara babies.  He’s a big, mellow, lovable, guy.  We are sure he will bring lots of happiness to his new home!  Some pictures of him during his last day with us!

Nalin the Basset Hound Puppy, Shecara's Bilbo BagginsNalin the Basset Hound Puppy, Shecara's Bilbo BagginsNalin the Basset Hound Puppy, Shecara's Bilbo Baggins

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Goodbye Aquinnah!

Today we said goodbye to Shecara’s Aquinnah, aka Quinn.  She has a long flight ahead of her, but a very loving home awaits her in Clinton, CT with her new mommy, Barbara.Last goodbye’s at the airport…

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A great show day for the Basset Hounds!

We had a beautiful show weekend in Medicine hat!

May 14:

Edgar van Hollandheim -Best of Breed, Best Puppy in Breed – 2 points

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Basset Hound Show Dog, Edgar van Hollandheim, Shecara Bassets

Shecara’s Positively Charming (Ivy) – Best of Opposite Sex, Winners Bitch – 2 points

May 15:

Shecara’s Wild Iris (Iris) – Best of Breed, Best Puppy in Breed – 2 points

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Edgar van Hollandheim – Best of Opposite Sex, Winners Dog

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Grooming Care of the Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is a low maintenance, and easily cared for dog.  Here are some general grooming tips for proper care of your Basset Hound Puppy.

The long droopy ears of the Basset Hound inhibit air circulation within the ear, and thus create a moist environment that is prone to infection.  Ears should be cleaned weekly to prevent infection from developing.
Cotton balls, paper towels, kleenex or baby wipes can be used to clean away the dirt.  Only clean as far into the ear as you can see.  Wipe away all of the grime to leave the ear nice and pink.  Cleaning solution from your vet or local pet store may be squirted into the ear before cleaning.
The droopy eyes of the Basset can catch dust, especially when playing outside in dusty or windy areas.  Clean gently with a damp cloth.
Toenails should be trimmed monthly.  Start with your Basset Hound puppy at a young age with patience and gentleness to teach your puppy that this is a necessary part of grooming.  There are many types of Nail clippers available.  Ask your veterinarian or breeder to show you how to properly clip your puppies toenails.
Teeth should be brushed and checked for tartar on a regular basis.  Heavy tartar build-up should be removed by a veterinarian.  We provide our dogs raw bones from the butcher, the dogs love to chew on them, and the teeth become beautifully clean and white again!
A Basset should be bathed bi-weekly, or as needed to keep him clean.  Do not bath your dog too frequently, as bathing dries out the skins natural oils.  Always use a canine shampoo.  Human shampoo is not pH balanced for use on a dog.

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Health Concerns of the Basset Hound

The Basset Hound was bred as a sturdy working hound, and as such have relatively fewer inherited conditions as other breeds.  It is still important to know about the following health problems in the Basset:

Paneosteitis, also called Pano, wandering lameness, growing pains or puppy limp.  Many vets are not aware that this is a problem in Basset Hound puppies, which can lead to misdiagnosis, sometimes with costly and unneeded surgery.  It occurs generally between the ages of 6 to 18months.  The dog will show signs of limping or lameness, which moves from one leg to another.  There is no treatment, but excercise should be limited.    It is not considered a serious health problem becase dogs outgrow Pano.

Some of the symptoms of Glaucoma are: pain, cloudy eye, dilated pupil, enlarged eye, sensitivity to light and vision loss.  Early diagnosis is essential.  Many Bassets progressively lose their sight, and some even need to have the eye removed.

Entropian, Ectropian. 
Entropian, a turning in of the eyelids, which causes the eyelashes to rub agains the delicate surface of the eye, and Ectropian, a turning out of the eyelids resulting in a dry cornea.  Both conditions can be surgically corrected in your Basset Hound puppy.

Von Willebrands Disease (vWD), Thrombopathia
Von Willibrands disease and Thrombopathia are genetic diseases that prevent the normal clotting of blood.  Bleeding which cannot be stopped is the symptom of both of these disorders.

Also called Gastic Torsion, or Gastric Dilation Volvulus,  GDV is a serious medical emergency.  The stomach twists and traps gas inside, causing extreme pain.  Unless treated immediately, death may result.  Symptoms are unsuccessful vomiting, restlessness, lack of digestive sounds in the tummy, hunched up appearance.

Obesity is especially harmful to long backed breeds like the Basset Hound.  Spines and joints cannot handle the stress of extra weight.  Your Basset Hound Puppy will be much happier and healthier if kept in a slim condition.

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