The Purchase of an Adult

Versus a Puppy

For some prospective new owners, the selection of an adult Basset may be an appropriate choice.
Reputable breeders often have adult Bassets available who have been retired from the show ring or from the breeding program.
In some cases, breeders will place in pet homes males that are still being used in their breeding program with the understanding that the male will remain in the breeder’s name, cannot be neutered and will need to go to the breeder’s kennel from time to time to be bred. Former brood bitches who are now spayed may also be placed permanently in pet homes. In both cases, this type of arrangement can work well for the person looking for a good pet Basset Hound.