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Basset Hounds Invade the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Show

Monday, May 8, 2017

By Don Bullock, BHCSC Past President, Webmaster & Rescue Chairman



Fifty basset hounds were on stage on April 30, 2017 at the Daytime Emmy Awards Show held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The hounds came from Daphneyland plus a few from the Basset Hound Club of Southern California. This was the first time the academy allowed dogs on stage and was a history making event. The shows Producers Michael Levitt and Dimitra Molassi knew they needed a professional rescue to represent this first ever rescue venue, and reached out to Dawn Smith of Daphneyland. Michael Levitt a fan of basset hounds and Daphneyland plus he’s deeply involved in rescue efforts himself.

Our club was well represented by Maria Bivins, Linda...

You May Soon Lose Your Right to Buy a Dog of Your Choice

Thursday, April 13, 2017

By Don Bullock



The animal rights activists are at work trying to take away your right to purchase a dog or other pets of your choosing  That is their goal. While they hide behind what seem to be efforts to protect animals if you check into the agenda for these organizations you’ll find that they are against ALL domesticated animals. Some don’t even like wild animals if you do a thorough check behind those who organized these groups.



All across the United States and even other countries there is a organized effort to keep people from buying pets. Right now their goal is to prevent any retail stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits whit plans to expand that list in the future. In California, for...

How Don and Pam of Woebgon Bassets Got Started Showing

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

By Don Bullock



In recent years I've seen many articles about showing dogs, but nowhere do I see one where someone tells newcomers how they become involved in the sport. While the information and ideas I include in this article don't explain what to do they chronicle how my wife, Pam, and I got involved in the sport of dogs. Perhaps my comments on our experiences as we got into showing and eventually breeding will help someone else.

The most important factor for anyone is selecting a breed. You have to look for a breed that you are totally infatuated with. It's a breed that you can't seem to stop looking at and one that gives you a lot of enjoyment. The breed you choose should also be one that you can keep...

The Wonders of the Internet

Thursday, March 9, 2017

By Don Bullock



I’ve been working with “personal microcomputers" since the early days. My first experience was with a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I “Personal Computer” (shown here) that I had to either program myself using the keyboard or load programs from a cassette recorder. In addition to the Radio Shack computers I’ve worked with just about all the early versions of computers including punch cards on a "mainframe."

My first experience with the Internet was doing research for my Master’s Thesis. To conduct the research using the Internet I had to submit some search words to the universitiy's librarian and hope that I’d get something back. In those days only the colleges and universities plus the government...

The BHCSC Purpose

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

December 10, 2015

By Don Bullock



THE PURPOSE OF THE BHCSC:



A.THE PURPOSE OF THIS CLUB SHALL BE TO ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE THE OWNERSHIP AND BREEDING OF PURE-BRED BASSET HOUNDS; AND TO DO ALL POSSIBLE TO BRING THEIR NATURAL QUALITIES TO PERFECTION BY WORKING FOR THE CONTINUING IMPROVEMENT OF THE BREED.



B.TO DO ALL IN ITS POWER TO PROTECT AND ADVANCE THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE BREED BY EXAMPLE AND EDUCATION; BY ENCOURAGING SPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT AT DOG SHOWS AND TRIALS; BY COOPERATING WITH SHOW HOLDING ORGANIZATIONS; AND BY OFFERING PRIZES.



If breeders like those who are members of the BHCSC, other local basset hound clubs and the Basset Hound...

BHCA Membership is Encouraged

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

First appeared in Basset Tales - May 2015

By Don Bullock





Something that keeps coming up between the Basset Hound Club of Southern California, Inc. and the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. (BHCA) is that many of our local club members are not members of BHCA. As the BHCSC President this is something I’d like to see improve. The BHCA is our breed’s parent club as recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). They are responsible for promoting and protecting our breed nationally. While our club works hard to do that here in Southern California the BHCA needs more support if they are going to be successful nationally. The BHCA also publishes one of the best breed magazines in the United States called...

The history or our breed is facinating.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

By Don Bullock

     In preparation for our celebration of Lord Galway's contributions to our breed in 1866 I have been doing some very extensive research into our breed. It’s a very fascinating topic but difficult to research. Bassets have been around for a long time. According to some accounts Bassets similar to those we have today have been around for centuries. They were favored by hunters through out much of Europe.  For this blog I've concentrated on Basset Hounds up to 1900. 

There are many references to short legged hounds throughout Europe as early as the 1500s, perhaps even earlier. It is believed that these hounds were descendants of hounds developed by St. Hubert. In Turbeville's Art of Venerie (Art of Hunt)...

The blog is titled "On the Hunt" because originally basset hounds and their predecessors were bred to hunt. I hope people who visit our website to hunt for information on Basset Hounds and while they are here they will learn from this blog feature as well.


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