At Home


Topsfield in the Winter


Claudia's home viewed from the front

Claudia's home viewed from the back, with the attached garage and kennel on the right


Topsfield is situated on 200 acres in the beautiful Green Mountains of Northern Vermont.  The hounds enjoy indoor/outdoor runs, with dog doors, which open into large paddocks.  They enjoy playing in the snow and making their own trails through the fields.  

Claudia's house and hobby kennel (we do not board dogs) are attached, with an apartment over the garage where our resident kennel manager, Sue lives.  With our kennel assistant, Linda's home next door to Topsfield, it's a very convenient and lovely location.


While the hounds enjoy the snow, they also welcome constant access to heated indoor kennel.  They come in and out at will, and spend many hours outside. 

They always come in for a nice, toasty snooze after spending playtime outdoors romping in the snow. 


Topsfield in the Spring


Topsfield in the spring is a special place to be after a long, cold winter. 

All of us, including the hounds, enjoy spending lots of time outdoors.  The Basset puppies especially enjoy their outings with Claudia. 

The flowers bloom, the fields become green, and it's a wonderful time of the year.


Travel to the shows in the spring is a little simpler, as we can bring either the Motorhome or the Born Free & Travel Trailer or the FunMover (not pictured).  The dogs have access to air conditioning to give relief from the heat, and enjoy their travels to the shows. 



Topsfield in the Fall

Maurice and Jill Brooker

Guillermo Gonzalez

Chris Lawrence & Jane Miller
with CH Topsfield-Sanchu The Year of the Dragon with CH Topsfield-Sanchu Fireworks with GCH Topsfield-Sanchu Cannoli

Fall at Topsfield brings us guests and Basset Breeders from both this country as well as from overseas.  We all go to our National Specialty together.

Training, Trophy and Play Room


The training, trophy and play room is a place where our hounds spend time with our Topsfield Family.  The floors are matted for training and there is a permanent ramp in front of mirrors which gives us a chance to work with the dogs an see how they look.  It's a fun, functional room. 


The couch is a great place to relax (usually, with the dogs on the couch not as pictured below with Bryan & Claudia).

For playtime, the toy box is filled with favorite toys and bones.  It's a comfortable place to simply enjoy the hounds and let them enjoy themselves. 


In addition to having the space to train and relax, the room also gives us the space to do fun, casual puppy photos, and no, the puppy pictured below didn't get to drink the beer!